Live Music Archive

Music collection hosted by Internet Archive
Live Music Archive
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The LMA in June 2008
Type of site
Live music trading
OwnerInternet Archive
Created byBrewster Kahle
Current statusActive

The Live Music Archive (LMA), part of the Internet Archive, is an ad-free collection of over 170,000 concert recordings in lossless audio formats.[1] The songs are also downloadable or playable in lossy formats such as Ogg Vorbis or MP3. The website is known for its extensive collection of Grateful Dead recordings,[2] and contains music from many other bands.


The collection increases in size due to the contribution of concert recordings by etree participants.[3]


The majority of artists are jam bands.[4] Others include The Smashing Pumpkins, Tenacious D, Warren Zevon,[5] Ween, Little Feat.[6] and smaller independent bands.

See also


  1. ^ Biersdorfer, J.D. (2004-09-16). "Take Along the Music in All Its Many Formats". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  2. ^ Leeds, Jeff (November 30, 2005). "Deadheads Outraged Over Web Crackdown". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Coyle, Jake (2007-02-27). "On the Net: Concerts on the Web". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  4. ^ Parales, Jon (2004-09-10). "No Fears: Laptop D.J.'s Have a Feast". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  5. ^ Tirpack, Alex (June 3, 2009). "Warren Zevon live shows hit the web, possible film in the works". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Bernstein, Scott (2010-11-04). "Boot Camp: Live Little Feat". Hidden Track article review. Glide Magazine. Retrieved 3 November 2012.

External links

  • The Live Music Archive collection at the Internet Archive