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Thread #166031   Message #3988941
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
24-Apr-19 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
There were [still are ???] some very well researched and presented folkie blogs with downloads...

My main criticism is that they were lossy mp3s...

But importantly, there was no need to be friends of the right people who were in the know..
or signed up members of pass worded selective societies..

No, these sites were freely available for anyone with an interest
and enthusiast's desire to hear long abandoned and witheld recordings...

If any artists complained with a justifiable reason for their LPs to be taken down,
then the bloggers usually complied and apologised..

But that's not very satisfactory for potential listeners
if those LPs then still continued to be unavailable to purchase,
or hear any other way...

If I had a box of old amateur recordings and let it be known publicly,
It'd be up to an artist to contact me if they saw commercial potential in any recordings of themselves.
Otherwise I'd consider the most effective way to make them freely available on a non purchase/ non profit basis...

..call me naive and idealistic...