The [Live Music Archive]
, known to many live music fans as LMA, Llama, Etree Archive or just "Archive," is TradeFriendly
and noncommercial. It's not part of etree.org itself, but like etree.org it's a kindred-spirit project developed and run with the help of fans. You'll see a lot of overlap in community members. (In the same way, [gdlive.com]
are separate projects from either etree.org or LMA, but they share a fanbase.) They're like cousin sites.
The LMA is actually just one of many Audio collections of the [Internet Archive]
, an online public library that is also well-known for its [Wayback Machine]
, a continuing archive of webpages.
LMA history and etree.org: On 7/23/02, Internet Archive staffer Jon Aizen posted to etree.org mailing list(s) telling us about archive.org as a library, and asking for feedback about the idea of hosting etree-able shows within a new audio collection. Response was positive, if disbelieving- how could they possibly have the storage space and bandwidth to do this longterm? But etree.org members came over to help. By Aug/Sept 2002, things were rolling. Years later, etree.org members are still helping manage and contribute to the collection, and the scale and concept is still a bit mind-boggling! The collection's principles are still founded on etree.org's main ideas: Live, Lossless, Legal.
See also: LMAStaffPicks