Instant Live to Deliver Live Recordings for The Silk Road Project featuring Yo-Yo Ma Tour

“We’re very excited at the prospect of working with the Silk Road Project featuring Yo-Yo Ma,” said Stephen Prendergast, General Manager of Live Nation’s Instant Live. “This is our first endeavor with Sony Classical and we look forward to delivering the ultimate memorabilia, live recordings of unparalleled quality for Yo-Yo Ma fans to enjoy and cherish for years to come.”

Instant Live is the premier provider of onsite concert recording and distribution. In most instances, the groundbreaking Instant Live CDs are delivered to fans within six minutes of the end of a concert. For fans that are not able to attend a show, the recordings are generally made available on the Instant Live Web site, individual artists’ Web sites, and participating retailers nationwide.

Founded in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Project strives to bring new ideas, talent, and energy into the world of classical music, while nurturing artistic creativity that draws on the diverse and distinguished sources of cultural heritage around the world. To date, the Silk Road Project has produced three CD’s, published one book, commissioned twenty new chamber works, created an education kit titled “Silk Road Encounters,” co-produced a major cultural festival with the Smithsonian Institution, and presented numerous concerts worldwide.

  The Silk Road Project featuring Yo-Yo Ma Instant Live tour dates:

  February 24       Paramount - Charlottesville, VA
  February 25       Chrysler Hall - Norfolk, VA
  February 27       Orchestra Hall - Detroit, MI
  March 1           Overture Hall -Madison, WI
  March 2           Weidner Hall - Green Bay, WI

Instant Live recordings have become the ultimate memorabilia for die-hard music fans. To date, Instant Live has recorded over 400 live shows with over 100 artists that range from Black Crowes to Bauhaus and from The Dears to Decemberists. In the fall of 2005 alone, Instant Live recorded more than 25 artists at more than 70 concerts.

A complete schedule of all Instant Live dates is available at

About Live Nation

Live Nation is a leading live content and distribution company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 150 venues worldwide and promoted or produced over 20,000 events in 2005. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” More information about Live Nation and its businesses is available at

SOURCE: Instant Live

CONTACT: Stephen Prendergast, of Instant Live, +1-310-867-7000; or Ray
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