Do you like to listen to live music? When you think of live music what do you think of? Do you think of going to a huge stadium or concert hall and standing with thousands of other screaming fans while your favorite artist or band plays song after song? This is the type of experience that many people prefer when they think about “live music.” But, with the technology we have available today, it is possible to have a similar experience in your home every day.

It has been decades since the first live music concert was broadcast over cable television. This is a way that not just thousands but millions of viewers all over the country and even the world can be part of a live concert taking place in New York City, London, or even Tokyo. The televisions and stereo systems that we have today far outshine those of the past, and you may really feel like you are right there at the live music venue even if you are sitting in your living room or den. You can watch whatever you want to watch, eat whatever you want, and turn it up as loud as you want. Then, you can record it and watch it again later.

The internet is also a great resource for live music downloads. However, the term “live” in this case may be deceiving. Sometimes you can listen to actual music that is live, but for the most part the live performances you will find on the internet are recorded previously. They are not, however, the same recordings that you will buy on a CD. The music and the performances are unedited and raw. Many sites now offer free downloads so if this is your type of music experience you can put it on your MP3 player and go.

If you still prefer being at the venue for the live concert, but you can’t afford to spend a fortune, check out some of the local bands-you can hear samples from some of them online at sites like myspace music.

The opportunities are there for the taking.