Saturday, February 15, 2014

Help make the Neil Young Carnegie Hall crowdsourced concert film available to the public again??

For those who are following this story....

I am wholeheartedly pursuing making the Neil Young Carnegie Hall crowdsourced concert film available to the public. I've contacted Lookout Management and am "waiting to have a discussion" about the best way to make this happen...(I know, I know...don't hold my breathe)

I've also tried reaching out to as many people that I know to be "within the circle" but,...
If anyone has direct contact with Elliot Roberts and/or Neil ... um, please get in touch & help give things a little nudge... 


excerpt from my email to Elliot:
"...Most importantly, I meant no disrespect whatsoever in creating this film - on the contrary, I made it specifically as a tribute to my musical & lifelong hero and only wanted to share Neil's incredible, historic performance at this magnificent venue. Also, as a close follower of copyright laws and today's online sharing practices, I am well aware of the controversial nature of such videos BUT I see this as a great way for The Lookout Mgmnt & Neil's team to embrace the new world of digital sharing and crowd-sourcing and this would be the perfect way to embrace it, create a new approach and benefit from a positive twist to this whole situation.

I'd also point out that many other national, well established acts have embraced crowd-sourced videos as a new revenue source and a way to connect with their ever-changing fans…and actually have been doing it for almost a decade now (2006 Wired Article: Look Who's Crowdsourcing)"

Crowd-sourcing related links:

Beasties Awesome: I F—in' Shot That!:



from the Toronto Star:
"...the best live recording we’ve heard in ages is a stunning crowd-sourced concert film of the second show of Neil Young’s four-night stand at Carnegie Hall this month. Compiled by an outfit called Reelife Productions, the almost two-hour patchwork is stitched together entirely from illicitly shot fan videos. It presents the music from the fan’s perspective and, in the process, manages to make a virtue out of the inherently artificial act of preserving a fleeting moment in time."
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  1. If Neil Young fans had a habit of holding their breath, Neil would no longer have a fan base.
    keep on rockin'

  2. The horse is already out of the barn- might as well let it run free.