Phish Leads The Way For Live Music Distribution

The band Phish, already known as being the most wired band in the world (courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine), has initiated a new service that allows phans to download soundboard-quality music just days after a concert.

The service, known as LivePhish charges between 10 and 13 dollars, dependent upon the number of sets and the audio format. Formats available are the venerable MP3, and SHN (a lossless format).

As an added bonus, they encourage buring onto CD's (thus obviating the need for a music publisher...hmmm) by including PDFs of labels, liner notes, and tray inserts.

They're not employing any copy protection scemes in this, and it could well be the wave of the future, if we're lucky.

Read more in the Wired article.