Live Nation & iTunes Forge Partnership For Live Concert Downloads
Live Nation, in partnership with iTunes, will soon be featuring a program with live concert downloads of recorded material. So far there are only around 20 or so artists' concerts being archiveed such as OK Go, Hilary Duff, Duffy, and Plain White T's. The library will continue to grow, however, as the service becomes readily available.
Live concert downloads will have a base cost of $7.99 USD and could increase in cost depending on how recent or popular the specific artist or music is. Concert performances will be in either audio or video format depending on availability. Live Nation will possibly be in-house wired in the future at certain venues for concerts to be recorded.
iTunes will have a section featuring the concerts of singers and bands ranging from Jesse McCartney to Ziggy Marley, when the service begins,
Live Nation reached a licensing rights deal that will enable major label artists' live performances to be distributed online in tandem with iTunes' convenient download functionality. This will undoubtedly be a strong partnership as iTunes is the world's largest retailer of music, while Live nation is the largest promoter with over 20,000 artists.