Sexy singer Jewel has been announced as the first major-label artist to take part in a new controversial service for instant concert recordings.

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS' INSTANT LIVE operation, which makes CDs of concert performances available to attendees within five minutes of the end of a show, has been criticised by smaller competitors for claiming to control a key patent covering the technology for that service.

Besides Jewel, who records for WARNER MUSIC GROUP's ATLANTIC RECORDS label, other artists who have signed up for Instant Live this summer include Kiss, Peter Frampton and the Cowboy Junkies. In the past, most bands using the service have been either unsigned or with smaller labels.

Clear Channel began offering CDs of INTUITION singer Jewel's concerts in mid-June (04).

30/06/2004 09:32