Taping & Photo Policy

*Effective May 7, 2004; last updated January 27, 2011*

Umphrey’s McGee encourages the audio taping and trading of our live performances. We feel that each show is unique and want to extend the ability to our fans to recreate the live experience long after the show ends. Tapers will tape from the designated taping area. When taper tickets are available for a particular show, they are released concurrently with general seating tickets. To obtain designated taper tickets, contact the venue’s box office. Onstage and/or Stage Lip recording is prohibited at all Umphrey’s McGee performances (in-ear monitors makes our stage volume very low and onstage tapes would not yield an accurate tape). We ask that you please be considerate of those around you by not obstructing anyone else’s view of the performance.

Umphrey’s McGee will be offering a limited number of complimentary tickets to audio tapers, on a case by case basis. The taper must agree to make an attempt to distribute his recording in exchange for the ticket. Tapers must contact Umphrey’s at least 7 days in advance of the show in order to participate in this new program. If interested, or for more information, please contact [email protected].

All shows will be available via our UMLive offerings after the show via UMLive.net in either downloadable format or physical CDs to ship. After each show, we aim to have UMLive copies available within 48 to 72 hours to ensure timely downloads for our fans. UMLive releases are considered official releases and therefore not freely tradable.

All audio taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media (cassettes or CDs, pre-recorded or blank). Regardless of any expenses incurred, no money may ever be exchanged as part of a trade; however, stamped, self-addressed envelopes may be included with blank media.

Audience taping at Umphrey’s McGee concerts is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is strictly forbidden. All Umphrey’s McGee performances and recordings are the exclusive property of Umphrey’s McGee. All rights reserved. The rights to record Umphrey’s McGee performances set forth in this policy constitute an express, revocable license. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. No waiver of any copyright or trademark right is intended.

Amateur still photography is allowed at Umphrey’s McGee shows. You will not, however, be allowed to use any professional quality cameras (detachable lens, detachable flashes, tripods) without prior consent from the band’s publicist and appropriate photo pass for that show. Only personal cameras will be allowed into the show. The use of flashes during the performance is prohibited.

Video taping is strongly forbidden and not permitted under any circumstance, including recordings done with personal digital cameras. Those caught video taping a show will be asked to relinquish their video tape or memory cards.

All photo passes are reserved for official press purposes only. Requests must be at least two weeks prior to the date of a show. Those acquiring photo passes will be given the first set to take their photographs from the pit. Please, no flash photography. The remainder of the show can be shot from their seats, unless escorted by Umphrey’s management.

If you are aware of any person or site in violation of this policy, please inform us [email protected]. Thank you.