Iggy and the Stooges, one of the most legendary rock and roll bands in the world, will release the entirety of their May 2nd London HMV Hammersmith Apollo concert of their legendary 1973 album RAW POWER on USB stick and MP3 download.
Music fans who attend the London concerts on May 2nd and 3rd will be able to purchase the entire May 2nd concert on USB stick at the merchandise stand on the night of the shows. Alternatively, fans will also be able to pre-order or order the recording on USB stick or as MP3 download from www.simfylive.com/iggypop.
Iggy and the Stooges’ foray into live concert recordings on USB stick and MP3 is the perfect addition for any serious collector of vintage rock, garage rock and punk rock and metal.
Fans of Iggy and the Stooges will be able to purchase a 1 gigabyte USB stick, including customized Collector’s USB Box at the London HMV Hammersmith Apollo for £20 pounds sterling. Alternatively, fans not attending the London concerts, who want to order the USB stick online, should visit – www.simfylive.com/iggypop.
Fans who prefer to purchase the concerts as MP3 download files instead of USB sticks, can simply download the London concert for €14.95 euros.
The USB stick and MP3 concert downloads are the brainchild of the Cologne-based live recording entertainment company Music Networx, whose live recording concert USB stick roster includes KISS, Alice Cooper, Brett Anderson, Simply Red, Madness, Foreigner, Todd Rundgren and Simple Minds.
About Music Networx:
Music Networx specialize in live recordings and developing innovative ways to produce, showcase and market live music. As the operator of the simfy live music portal, Music Networx provides artists, record labels and rights holders with new sales channels and markets to exploit their music.
Over the past five years, CD sales have been on the decline. Recording artists are compensating for lost sales revenues by increasing their live performance activities.
The concert market is booming. In 2007 concert revenues outsold CD sales for the first time. Interestingly, the commercial market for professional live recordings continues to be very niche. Gerrit Schumann and George Bergheim saw a gap in the market and enormous potential when they founded Music Networx AG in 2006.
Music Networx specialize in live recordings and develops and implements innovative ways to produce showcase and market live music, as the operator of the simfyLive music portal, Music Networx provides artists, record labels and rights holders with new sales channels and markets to exploit their music.
simfy live has over 200,000 registered users and offers downloads of more than 1000 concert recordings produced in-house to an average of 250,000 new visitors to their website each month.
The main simfy live catalogue comprises 250 licensed concert films, music documentaries and video compilations available in all the popular music file formats. Music Networx has started up a UK division out of London since May 2009
The live concert recordings are produced on multitrack recorders featuring signal input directly from each individual instrument and microphone on stage. A qualified team of sound engineers mix the live recordings on site in a mobile studio and then convert the songs into high quality MP3 files (320 kbit/s).
Before the encores begin, the mixed recordings are copied on to USB concert sticks using state-of-the-art duplicators. This ensures that all fans can obtain live recordings immediately after each concert at simfyLive booths without long waiting times.
The USB concert sticks are packaged in specially designed collector’s boxes featuring the artist’s name. Each USB concert stick and collector’s box retails for €25 or £20. An integrated Flash Player screen allows music fans to play back the MP3 files that contain the live recordings.
The USB concert sticks also feature bonus material including band photos, promo and backstage video footage. The collector’s boxes include a unique serial number code that enables the customer to download any encores not already featured on the actual stick. All they have to do is visit www.simfylive.com, input their serial code and download the encore.
Fans of live music can visit www.simfylive.com or order MP3s of their live recordings as USB concert sticks or as MP3 downloads (the MP3s are priced €9.99 upwards. Fans who are interested in individual tracks can also download a wide selection of songs from simfyLive for a low as €1.49 per track. Video recordings of selected concerts will be available in various formats starting at €7.95