Weeklyleaks is non commercial and based on mutual trust. All of the artists that I have recorded back in my day as a sound man have recorded material for sale, and I urge you to buy their music by following the links I provide. By signing up for the weeklyleaks/MartinHagfors newsletter and obtaining access to the live streaming concerts you agree not to copy, reproduce, “rip”, record, or distribute any part of these live streams.
Thanks & enjoy
The tapes are mainly from two music clubs where I ran sound and lights, Nightstage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Cruise Cafe in Oslo, Norway. I used to make these recordings for reference, I'd usually listen to them the next morning to relive psycho acoustic phenomena's from the night before, besides that, I'm a music buff.
I have never copied nor distributed the tapes before and will only make them available for streaming via this page and stored on my weeklyleaks.net web hotel. They are not for sale and I will not make copies nor make them downloadable. At times bands and road managers linked up to my recorder and made their own copies but most of these are believed to be unique recordings.
Technically speaking these tape are not of broadcast quality as the musical mixes are balanced for the PA and do not take into account stage volume levels, house eq or system balance.. Also none of them are complete performances, recording was not a priority, getting the house sound right and the performers comfortable was. Some tapes start up in the middle of a song , run out in the middle of the song etc. Bear with me.
Most tapes are right off the board but some are recorded with a mono mix to one channel and a microphone (most likely a Shure SM57) picking up the room in the other.
I will publish links to official recordings where you can purchase the music of the recorded artists, please help me out here so I can link to releases where the performer actually sees some money. Hopefully these live recordings will inspire you to do so.
I had a great time working with these artist and I look forward to listening to them again. I'll try and write a few words, not reviews just ramblings about each concert and I hope to publish one every other week depending on my tour/work schedule. Hopefully this project won't be too overwhelming as its all of my doing and a labor of love.
Look forward to concerts with,Mose Allison, Mick Taylor, Tracy Chapman, Townes Van Zandt, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Russell, Eek A Mouse, Dr. John, Giant Sand, Loudon Wainwright, Astor Piazzolla, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Carl Perkins, Bill Monroe, Etta James, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, American Music Club, Albert King, Michelle Shocked, Duke Robillard, Delbert McClinton and a bunch more, it should keep me busy...
Please contact me if you as an artist or their legal estate do not want these recordings made public.
A high bit rate wave file copy will be made available to the artists upon request. The audio available for preview on this site is only at 96kbps.
The concerts will be transfered from my old Sony TC-D5, the same deck that I recorded them with.
Legally speaking on a personal level
The tapes are getting old and the time is right to digitalize them in a library before they are gone forever. They are not of broadcast quality and are uploaded to my weeklyleaks web host at a meager 96kbps. They are kind of like red wine on the rocks, the smell is right but for the full flavor you have to go for the real thing. So buy the official full fidelity recordings.
I have never encountered a web page quite like this before and once I got the idea to pursue weeklyleaks I gave the pros and cons a lot of thought. Weeklyleaks is non commercial and as a a musician/songwriter with 17 albums and hundreds of songs under the belt I take these matters very seriously. In our new media environment including free streaming of official recordings, free downloads at youtube etc. I thought I would try to approach this differently providing links to official releases and hopefully turning new fans on to the great artists I intend to present. FYI, these music files do not reside on this web hotel.
Please contact me if you as an artist or their legal estate do not want to be promoted on these pages.
List of artists who do not allow public streaming here