Have a Merry Christmas everyone. We have hopes for a full-length Andy O album in 2011.
IndieRiver was fun while it lasted, but it never really scaled like we wanted it to scale, and besides, it added a lot of painful steps.
What we’re doing now is simpler: leveraging the Live Music Archive at archive.org to bring you Andrew Osenga concert recordings. All the old shows are available there, as will the new shows going forward. We’d like to thank Andrew for not only being taper-friendly but explicitly allowing us to use archive.org to share these shows with you.
So, one of the things we believe in here at ao.net is concert recordings. We think you know that from following us in the past.
We asked Andy if he would submit to an official taping policy, and he has agreed to the following:
- You’re allowed to tape Andrew Osenga’s concerts.
- If the venue will allow it, Andy is okay with you getting a board feed.
- Andy is also cool with videos of concerts.
We’ll add the following caveats that are standard to the taping community:
- Share and share alike. Don’t sell.
- Trade in lossless formats [FLAC, SHN, etc.], and keep lossy formats [AAC, MP3] for your own personal use only.
- Be respectful of the artist and the venue as you tape.
We encourage you to print this out for proof in case you get asked. Of course, if you’re at a show and wanting to tape, you can just go up to Andy before the show and get him to okay it with the venue if he doesn’t know about it beforehand. The only times I’ve ever had to ask the venue is for a board feed, and most places are definitely okay with it. Just bring the equipment and cabling you’ll need to hook up to the board.
If you have questions about recording, we can address that in a separate post.
Over at his blog Andy just rolled out his plans for four weekends of house shows in March and April. He’s proposed some dates and locations, so if you were thinking about hosting him, head on over to his blog for the details and shoot him an email.
His rates and terms are fully disclosed and very, very reasonable… so this is your chance to get Andy in your town, maybe even in your home, for a performance you won’t soon forget.
I’m kinda behind in letting you all know about this deal, but Geof Morris (ever-helpful host of AO.net and a bazillion other music sites) is incorporating geoF:stop media and is making a couple of his fantastic photos available for purchase if you’re so inclined. (He lays out on his blog, with admirable transparency, how the profits will be shared between him and Andy.) I’ve got one of these standouts, and can attest to the fact that they look FANTASTIC.
So, if you want the chance to get a fantastic piece of art for your wall, use one of the forms below to make your purchase.