Radiohead Outsources Concert Video To Its Fans

But Is Crowdsourcing Just For Radiohead & NIN?      08/09/10

Buying Choices

On 23rd August, 2009, a group of Radiohead fans descended on the Výstavišt? Holešovice Exhibition Hall in Prague on a mission – to capture the band playing, using as many different angles as possible.

Fans filmed the performance from multiple angles and paired the video with audio, shared by the band, that was recorded from the soundboard. 

The result is a unique "crowdsourced" DVD of the event, which was recently released as a free download. 

Nine Inch Nails has taken a similar approach, encouraging its fans to film their shows and publish them freely. Their latest concert DVD, The Downward Spiral: Live, was crowdsourced. 

Technology advances are rapidly pushing HD video cameras and powerful computers into the price range of bands and fans alike - so it's likely that more bands are going to be able to create concert videos and DVDs with the help of rabid fans.  

Can this sort of thing work for bands that aren't NIN or Radiohead, though? Let us know what you think!

And see the links below to download the free concert DVDs. 


James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news


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