Posted by T Rex on February 25, 2008
The ability to watch and listen to amazing quality live concerts from the comfort of home is finally starting to happen on a larger scale.
Fabchannel, which webcasts shows from the best two venues in Amsterdam (Paradiso and Melkweg) plans to announce a deal Tuesday with Universal Music Netherlands that will let it offer free, ad-supported webcasts of Universal Music artists’ shows at those venues.
Universal artists scheduled to record shows over the next few months include Richard Bona, Ian Brown, Chamillionaire, DJ Shadow, Feist, Amy McDonald, Method Man, Kate Nash, Roni Size, Sigur Rós, Willie Nelson and more.
Fabchannel uses four camera angles and high-quality sound recording equipment for these shows, so Universal gets a valuable new source of original content from its artists, and fans get a great high-end alternative to fuzzy, distorted concert videos on YouTube.
Check out the entire article on Wired and you can see what the shows will look and sound like. The quality is the best I’ve seen on the internet!! Besides the deal with Universal go to Fabchannel’s website and check out their huge list of archived concerts, I watched two great ones Kashmir and Iron & Wine.