The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library Taping Policy

While we have informally already allowed the recording of shows and numerous people have posted live video of The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, a recent request from Brian H. to include an MJEML show on the Live Music Archive (on We agreed to this request and are issuing formal permission to record and post shows (see more formal policy below). As you can see from the widget below, we are in really excellent company on there!

Two shows are now posted on the archive for streaming and download (follow links to view more info):

November 6, 2011 at Club Passim

November 5, 2011 at The Basement in Northampton

Audience recording of audio and/or video of The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library is permitted at all shows. We ask that you follow a few basic guidelines: if the MJEML plays in a venue (or with a headlining band) that does not allow taping, the taping policy of the venue (or any headlining band) supersedes our policy. Soundboard feeds will most likely not be provided. However, if you wish to make a request to the venue and the venue is willing to provide a feed, we will allow you to use it. Others in attendance should not have their experience disrupted by microphones or stands. Please use only portable equipment or setups that can be kept out of the path of other attendees. Show recordings may be distributed in any form for personal, non-commercial use only. Show recordings may not be sold or used commercially in any way without express written permission. If you do elect to participate in the free exchange of live recordings, you acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of the music and performances by the band.

We request (though it is not required) that if you wish to distribute live recordings, you include them on the Live Music Archive.

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