Hello, I am looking to tape tomorrow nights show in Nashville. Can anyone point me in the right direction of an audio taping policy or who I would need to contact. I would be recording this for personal use and spreading it for free for other fans. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Based off the interview and responses below it looks like the band supports taping.
Brian Fallon on 106.1 The Corner, 2 October 2010: "I think that shows and things like that are meant to be recorded. It's documentation not only for you, but for us." In an interview with
DimestoreSaints.com (7 May 2010) Brian Fallon was asked "How do you feel about people recording your live shows?". This is what he said:
"I think recording live shows is how we're going to remember our history. I love the idea. Plus, then you can take that moment we all shared together home. Maybe we played your favorite song that night, maybe you got engaged that night, who knows, but it's a memory and it's yours forever. With the internet how it is, bootleg live shows are the least of my worries. I mean you paid for a show, why not remember it forever?"
In his chat with DimestoreSaint.com (13 June 2010), Benny Horowitz was similarly asked "What are your thoughts on fans recording shows (video and audio)? Is that something you'd be cool with?" This was his take on the subject:
"Yeah, I don't have an issue with that at all, if people are doing it legit and just sharing with people who are interested listeners. Also, I grew up going to record shows with my Mom, and I have my share of bootlegged cassettes and videos from bands I love. If anything, I consider it a compliment. If somebody has a record label and tries to release it, then it might be a different story."