Apple Could Block You from Recording Live Music Events

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Will Apple block music fans from recording live events?

Well, the company already has the ability to limit your recording capabilities.  The reason is that Apple has won an approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office for Technology over this very technology.  The granted patent allows Apple to prevent music fans from recording their favorite artists perform at a gig, live show or concert.

How does this affect artists and music fans?

For many performing artists, this is a win.  Musicians notoriously get annoyed at music fans who engage less in the performance, and more in capturing footage throughout the show.  This footage is then most commonly shared on social media platforms and streaming services like YouTube, typically in a wobbly, grainy and low-quality way.   This is even more frustrating for the musicians playing stuff that hasn’t officially been released.

Fans Spend HOW MUCH Time On Their Phones At Concerts?!

But, for music fans, this is not good news at all. In fact, it may well reduce the number of gigs they attend. Most people like to capture their memories, which is why having a smart phone is important to so many of us. Having the ability to capture a moment and share this with friends and family across the world almost instantly through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms is what makes the experience fun.

The patent below has been granted…

 

Apple Could Block You From Recording Live Music Events

9 Responses

  1. wallow-T

    Apple could block activists from recording when security forces, in any country, attack demonstrators.

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  2. Jo

    Actually this is good for music fans allso, tho they may not see it now.

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  3. Chinnichap

    Who cares ..

    The live performance business isn’t where it’s at.

    I’m all about the recorded music business.

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  4. Anonymous

    I find this to be good news. On the other hand, it also means nothing, cause Apple patents tons of things they never market.

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  5. David Hollands

    What..? “Having the ability to capture a moment and share this with friends and family across the world almost instantly through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms is what makes the experience fun.” No..! Going to see great music live is what makes the experience fun, not obsessing over your gadget. :/

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  6. RL

    Great for music fans
    Not good for self aggrandizing fans who are looking to “capture” what they are not even watching, paying attention to or caring about.
    As a music fan I go to concerts in support of the band, NOT Apple.

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  7. Traci

    I’m a music fan and this news is awesome! Nothing annoys me more than going to a concert and not being able to fully enjoy the show because everyone around me is trying to record the show! Why even go if you’re not actually going to watch and enjoy? Ridiculous.

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    • Gayle D

      Please stop telling me how I should enjoy MY music experience. The one I paid for. I both watch and record at the shows I attend. Yes it is a blast to share with friends, family and yeah also the people who read my blog. It’s also wonderful to look it them again. Like I just did for a bunch of concerts I attended last year. It’s simply a medium for capturing ah memories…like keeping a journal, taking photos, making home movies.

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