On January 15, 2003, moe. gave permission to Nick Sullivan for shows to be hosted at the Archive. Special limitations: Since 9/20/99 their policy has been Audience recordings only. Please do not upload Soundboards or Matrix (SBD/AUD mix) recordings post-9/20/99. Other exclusions: The shows 2/18/95, 7/18/98 have also been placed off limits by the band due to commercial release.
January 2008 update: "Dear Sir or Madam:
You may allow exceptions to moe.’s policy and permit uploading of sounboards for the following three shows: 12/31/06, 5/3/07 and 12/31/07. Thanks for all you do.
Stan Lobitz, M.D.
Update 11/2003: we also have permission for various moe. side projects. See the following categories:
Swampdonkey, Al and the Transamericans, Al Schnier (crossref in progress- admin)
Sent: Wed 1/15/2003 7:53 AM
To: Sullivan, Nick
Subject: Re: Topper, quick question about taping/trading policy.
Yes- as long as there are no board tapes. We do not care how anybody
>Jon, I'm trying to find out if moe. would be interested in allowing
>the internet archive/etree (www.archive.org) host shows.
Later 2/03 clarification between Nick and manager Topper:
>OK, so one last clarification...moe./Steve stopped giving out sbd patches in sept 1999 which is when the policy changed.
Jon Topper replied:
"the way I feel is that the boards before 9-21-99 I have no control over."
and earlier in the same exchange re some 1993-1996 recordings, Topper replied:
> Anything from 93-96 is ok to trade. It was legal to get a board than
> so go for it.
> Matrix- the rule is when we stopped allowing soundboard patches we
> asked that if anybody got anything after that , that it was not
> traded. Matrix is a soundboard.
Audio cassette and DAT taping is permitted at shows for personal, non-commercial, home use only. We recommend that you bring microphones and portable tape machines. Do not expect power; be prepared for everything. Please stay out of the way of the working crew at all venues. Some things that are never allowed at moe. shows are: CD-R's, large mixers, reel to reel, home decks, long extension cords, etc.
Live tapes are a big part of why moe. is growing so rapidly, and we want to continue to provide as cozy taping environment for everyone as possible. Please respect the wishes of the band and the crew and feel free to ask questions and make comments. It's always been a goal of ours to make taping as much a part of the show as possible, please help us help you by following common sense at all times.