The implementation of the email-for-access policy has been an unmitigated success. We are very pleased to receive so many supportive emails and have the opportunity to interact with the many readers who enjoy the recordings. The large number of emails pointed out by one reader comment (here) has not been a burden, and the total number of anonymous downloads has been reduced by between 3000 and 4000 per day.
Two minor points: one reader posted a private link in a public forum, which I would ask that readers do not do. It defeats the purpose. Secondly, we are very pleased when readers return an email link with a compliment about the recording or the performance. We only ask that in order to help the site and reduce the total number of emails, that you post thoughts about the recordings at the site itself.
In terms of the approved-recordings-only policy, while we are somewhat disappointed when nyctaper recordings are not approved (NY Guitar Festival, Magnetic Fields), the new policy has given us a further opportunity to interact with artists (Kimya Dawson, Rings). In the case of Deakin from Animal Collective, we actually were able to forward the recording for assistance in the progress of a new work. Many thanks to those artists who have been so accommodating and helpful.
nyctaper in Relix Magazine
We’ve been readers of Relix Magazine since the late 70′s, and we subscribed for several years in the late 80′s and early 90′s. A new reader pointed out to us that there is a small blurb about one of our recordings in the new issue of Relix. Thanks to Paul for the scan of the magazine page. Read the blurb (here).
Marco Benevento & Guests:
January 31, 2008, Posted Above
They Might Be Giants:
February 2, 2008, Posted Above
February 8, 2008, Posted Above
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble:
February 15, 2008, Symphony Space (review, awaiting artist decision on recording approval)
February 16, 2008, BAM Opera House
February 22, 2008, BAM Opera House, Brooklyn NY
February 28, 2008, Civic Center, Hartford, CT (review only)
Explosions in the Sky:
April 8, 2008, Terminal 5
April 9, 2008, Irving Plaza
Other Upcoming Events
I have a tickets for Springsteen in March at Nassau Coliseum and July at Giants Stadium, and will review but not record. A Black ’47 recording event will take place within the next few weeks. We continue to receive offers of sponsorship (tickets/guest list) from readers who would like a particular artist recorded. Thank you to those readers.
Feel free to email nyctaper if you’d like to make suggestion, ask a question, enter a complaint, introduce us to new music, encourage us, or even make a donation. We enjoy the interaction with our readers.