Broken down into categories like “Live In Rock,” “Live Pop,” “Live Country,” “Live Singer/Songwriter” and “Live Classical,” the section also features more artist-specific selections such as “Pearl Jam Official 2006 Bootlegs,” “Jason Mraz Live On Earth” and “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.”
There is also a special Live Nation section debuting today that features exclusive audio and video of shows that took place at the promotion company’s venues. Live Nation has wired many of its venues for the filming and recording of concerts and is now selling the finished products only through iTunes.
“We are thrilled to offer artists a new high-quality platform to share the magic of their live shows with their fans,” said Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino.
Some of the titles in the Live Nation section of iTunes’ new Live division include “OK Go Live At the Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza” ($7.99), “Saving Abel Live At The House Of Blues” ($7.99) and “Hilary Duff Live At Gibson Amphitheatre August 15, 2007” ($9.99).
Some films can even be rented, meaning the downloads time out and cease playing 30 days after you rent it or 24 hours after you begin playing it, depending on which comes first.
If you’re not an iTunes user but you want to check out the new Live section, you’ll need to load the iTunes software. Just click here for the download.