Everyone knows you can download a zillion songs on mp3s.

But did you know you can also download more than 60,000 live music shows by over 3000 bands? And on top of it they are completely legally and free? Oh, did I mention that most of them are available in high quality lossless formats as well?

The answer is the LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE at archive.org, the Internet Archive!

The Live Music Archive is run by etree.org. This is an online community providing high quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive teamed up with etree.org to preserve as many live concerts as possible for everyone to enjoy.

Uh, wait a minute... what kind of band would allow their live show to be downloaded for free? Well for those who did not know, there are a lot of bands like this. These band allow fans to freely trading some of their music, usually live recordings of their performances.

Some artists formally allow both taping and trading (e.g. most Jam Bands like the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Phish, Widespread Panic, and so on). Some artists formally or tacitly allow trading of tapes even if taping isn't allowed. Regardless of the specific bands' trading policies, this is all for noncommercial use. In other words, it is for fans to enjoy!

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