Blues Traveler Taping Policy
Audience taping is permitted at all Blues Traveler shows. For purposes of
this policy, performances by individual band members of Blues Traveler
will be treated as Blues Traveler shows. Guest performances by band
members with other artists will be governed by that artist's policy. When
Blues Traveler is performing at a festival or other event featuring
multiple bands, that particular event's policy may override Blues
Traveler's customary taping policy. All taping is limited to audio only
(DAT, MiniDisc, and analog are all permitted) - no video is ever allowed -
and with microphones only (no soundboard patches). Each taper is entitled
to bring ONE audio recording rig and ONE microphone stand/set of
microphones into the venue; additional equipment may not be permitted to
enter if space does not allow. Taper tickets are not necessary to record,
and recording is permitted from anywhere the venue will allow it. Anyone
found taping in violation of the above policy may be removed from the
venue and unauthorized recordings may be confiscated. The enjoyment of the
audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording
efforts. This means that at no time should tapers ever require other
patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the
Any questions regarding this taping policy should be directed to tour
Distribution of authorized Blues Traveler recordings (as above) is
permitted, provided that all exchanges are equal; no money may change
hands and no extra media shall be included as a condition of copying a
recording. The only acceptable exception to this policy shall be the
inclusion of a pre-stamped, self-addressed envelope as part of a "blanks
and postage" agreement. No copyrighted material shall ever be distributed
via trade, electronically or otherwise. Uploads of audience recordings
to the Live Music Archive at archive.org are encouraged.
Blues Traveler is now offering their own live recordings for sale at
shows. CDs of most show can be obtained by signing up at the merchandise
table prior to the show; USB flash drives with a single, untracked mp3
will also be available shortly after the show as well to those who did not
sign up beforehand. Since these recordings are not available anywhere else
after the show is over, the band allows their distribution through trades
or online file sharing, but NOT via archive.org.
If Blues Traveler decides to officially release a recording of a show or
set (via physical media such as CD, cassette or via digital download),
this "official" version will take precedence over amateur recordings and
soundboard recordings of said show or set should no longer be traded.
Audience recordings may continue to circulate freely.
Thanks for taping and trading - enjoy the shows!