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"For the past few years music industry revenues have been declining for both labels and artists. Our business provides both parties a new, risk-free opportunity to extend the investment on their brand."
——DiscLive CEO Rich Isaacson
DISCLIVE LIVES
Live Music Fans to Have Access to Exclusive Concert CDs Immediately After Shows
A group of music executives has started DiscLive, a new company that will allow concertgoers to buy recordings of shows as they leave the venue.

The company said it will provide fans with instantly available live discs for sale immediately after the end of a concert.

The founders of the company proclaim that they have developed a new revenue stream for the beleaguered music industry, but its success will depend on how many record labels and big-name artists it gets on board.

 Fans will now have the opportunity to purchase premium, limited edition, one night only CD pressings of concerts that they attend.

DiscLive CEO Rich Isaacson, former President/Co-Owner of Loud Records, is excited about the opportunity this concept brings to the music industry. "For the past few years music industry revenues have been declining for both labels and artists," he said. "Our business provides both parties a new, risk-free opportunity to extend the investment on their brand."

Co-Founder David Blanchard adds, "For the last four decades, fans have been subjected to endless searching for sub par recordings of shows they attended. DiscLive has the means to provide these fans with not only a professionally mixed recording but an individually numbered collectable that they can treasure for years to come."

DiscLive plans to go on tour with the band, allowing artists to distribute every show and add a custom feel to each product, as opposed to shows recorded simply because of the venue that they are at. "Because our team will be traveling with the artists, we will be able to integrate tour specific bonus material and random ‘special edition’ CD’s, such as autographed copies and backstage passes," Blanchard said. "We want to provide an entirely new way for artists to provide for their faithful supporters."

In addition, fans will be able to pre-order the limited edition CD’s online, where they will be given a unique barcode to claim their CD. In addition, kiosks will be located throughout the venues so fans can order the CDs while at the show. "We anticipate each edition to sell out quickly, so fans will want to get in early on the deal," Co-founder Jake Walker said. "These collectables won’t ever be mass-produced, so it’s a now-or-never proposition for the diehard fans." Fans can even submit personal requests via for bands they would like to see provide this service.

On the company's board are several prominent music execs, including Jerry Blair, President of Mariah Carey's label MonarC, Sami Valkonen who was most recently Senior VP of New Media and Business Development at BMG, and Tomas Cookman, President of Cookman International, a full-service Latin music company and founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference.

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