Category Archives: Live Music Archive

Music Analysis Beginnings

As mentioned in our recent Building Music Libraries post, we are working with researchers at Columbia University and UPF in Barcelona to run their code on the music collection to help their research and to provide new analyses that could help with … Continue reading

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Building Music Libraries

The Internet Archive is working with partners to preserve our musical heritage. The music collections started 8 years ago with the etree.org live music recordings and grew when we started hosting netlabels. Now through new efforts and partnerships we have … Continue reading

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new video and audio player — video multiple qualities, related videos, and more!

Many of you have already noticed that since the New Year, we have migrated our new “beta” player to be the primary/default player, then to be the only player. We are excited about this new player! It features the very … Continue reading

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getting only certain formats in .zip files from items — new feature

Per some requests from our friends in the Live Music Archive community… You can get any archive.org item downloaded to your local machine as a .zip file (that we’ve been doing for 5+ years!) But whereas before it would be … Continue reading

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new audio/video player — safari/IE improvements

below the current audio/video player on archive.org you have probably seen by now the link: Would you like to try our new audio/video player? (beta!) We had some known problems in this beta rollout that affected audio MP3 playback. Specifically, on … Continue reading

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Milestone: 50,000 free live music concert

We have hit a major milestone: 50,000 individual shows by 2924 bands are now freely downloadable and streamable from http://www.archive.org/details/etree What a success for the commons! (from Tyler’s post: http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=195573 ) Project starts in aug/sept 2002 … 10,000 shows March … Continue reading

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20,000 Live Music Archive Concerts!

Through an outpouring of good work of bands, tapers, and fans, we have hit a major milestone: 20,000 live music concert recordings are being freely shared and enjoyed. -brewster A cool report from Parker: I’d take special note of a … Continue reading

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Live Music Archive at 10,000 Concerts

Yippie! The Live music archive just received its 10,000th concert recording! Congratulations and thanks to the etree community and the artists and bands that have a made this a fantastic repository of creative works. http://www.archive.org/audio A few stats: Now stored: … Continue reading

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The Live Music Archive Needs Your Help!

We need help entering metadata in the over 9,000 shows that need it. This is a really easy thing to do and each show takes about a minute. If you would like to help, please send an email to info@archive.org … Continue reading

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