Phish to Release Shows via Download

By Waldo Jaquith
Phish has announced an extension of their Live Phish CD program, Live Phish Downloads. At, they will make available each night's show in SHN and MP3 formats within two days of the show. Prices will vary, but will hover around $10 for MP3 and $13 for SHN, presumably because of the far-greater bandwidth cost associated with the large file size of SHNs. There will be no copy protection on the files -- they say that they're relying on the honor system to prevent people from redistributing the downloads. For more details on this interesting new approach to tape-trading and the sale of live albums, see the Live Phish Downloads FAQ.