Mudcat Café message #3989357 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166031   Message #3989357
Posted By: GUEST,Old Performer
26-Apr-19 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
Aside from copyright, what nobody seems to be considering is the audio quality of the recordings. A lo-fi recording with badly placed mic(s) can render a good performance deceptively underwhelming. OK as a "field recording" as an aide memore for learning songs or tunes, probably not welcome for a pro or semi-pro performer. Always ask permission. If permission can't be got because the artists or their heirs/descendants are deceased or untraceable, the answer has to be taken as "no".