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. Service Sells Live Concert Recordings Via Web today announced the availability of three live recordings on it's acclaimed Web-based service that allows music fans the opportunity to order digital downloads and CDs of live concert performances.  Launched in April, is the web's first service to offer live concert recordings via the web.

. Service Sells Live Concert Recordings Via Web, the most popular source of online weather information and the Web site of The Weather Channel, announces today that it has expanded the site's Online Affiliate Program, Weather On Your Site.
Search URLwire archives since 1994 recorded Frank Black & The Catholics on March 28th, April 19th, and April 23rd in Chicago, San Francisco, and San Juan Capistrano respectively. According to founder, Mike Corso, "The response has been incredibly positive.  First and foremost, the fans love it!"

Corso continues, "A review of the bulletin board messages* posted by the fans confirms that concert goers are extremely enthusiastic and are ready and willing to support this unique and exciting service."

A collection of customer testimonials has been posted on the web site at:

Corso adds, "That's not all--the band loves it too.  Frank Black & The Catholics jumped at the opportunity to record for because their fans can hear the band play songs the way they were meant to be played and heard." is in discussions with several other artists and labels and will announce its next slate of signings shortly. Artists and bands are encouraged to contact to
discuss whether the service is right for them. Corso concludes, "Our service may not be for everyone....but it should be." was formed in November 2002 to record and sell live concerts for delivery via digital download.  Launched on April 2, 2003, the company employs a network of engineers
throughout the country to record various live performances. Recordings are sent to its New York studio for mastering, editing, and encoding to MP3 and AAC and then uploaded to its secure server for purchase and download.  CDs are also available to those with slow Internet connections.  The company promotes its recordings via a grassroots guerilla marketing strategy that targets potential customers found on Internet bulletin boards and mailing lists.'s mission is to give fans what they want at an attractive price while, at the same time, putting found money into the hands of the music industry. was conceived of by 16-year music and new media veteran Mike Corso.  In 1993, Mike was the first independent marketing consultant hired by the record industry to promote
music via the Internet.  Over four years, he was retained by a dozen major and independent record labels including Elektra, Arista, RCA, Atlantic, V2, and the Warner Music Group.  Corso is also the owner of Cool Site of the Day, a wildly popular Web destination born in 1994 that features a unique, outstanding web site every day (  In addition to
overseeing the day-to-day operations of CSotD, Mr. Corso publishes the Cool Site of the Day weekly newsletter reaching 200,000 readers.

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