Looking for live music?

You have come to the right place.

Living Live Music is designed to get you on your way to building your own music collection. The site should explain and/or clarify the entire downloading, storing and converting process.

In other words: where to go and what to do when you get there.

Where would you like to start?

Each page of the site covers a distinct area of music downloading.

Finding Music shows you where to go to find music and what music there is to be found.

BitTorrent will ease you through learning about and utilizing the technology of BitTorrent and show you how to download the music that's out there.

Converting Your Music will show you how to convert your music into listenable files once you've downloaded them.

A little bit about me:

My name is Benjamin Markus, I'm a master's student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and a life-long lover of music. For the past two years or so, I have quite obsessively collected concert recordings of my favorite bands and musicians.

Like many first-time music downloaders, I started slowly, unsure of where to go and what to do when I got there. Soon I discovered the different types of files used to store music, the pros and cons of each type of file and how to download and actually listen to them.

Along the journey, I've learned where to go to find legal, downloadable live music and discovered the tools necessary to listen to the music.

Above all else, I've discovered my love and passion for live music. Not only is the music itself life-changing, it's also easily shared and I love sharing the experience with others.

My hope is that this site will lead you to a life-changing musical experience that you will someday share with someone else.