BayTaper Goes Platinum with MP3 Downloads!

July 31, 2010

That’s right people, BayTaper.com has reached PLATINUM status on MP3 downloads. That’s not “hits” or “page views,” that’s over one million verified downloads of original, one-of-a-kind live recordings I’ve made in the local Bay Area jazz and creative music scene during the past two and a half years!

I’ve actually been at this project for four years total now, but I didn’t save any of my web server logs from the first year and a half, which is kind of a bummer. However, fret not because after just compiling the data I did save, I’m excited to announce the passing of this remarkable milestone. I feel extremely lucky to have witnessed and documented so much incredible music, and I’d like to congratulate and thank everyone in the scene that gave me intimate access over the years and allowed me to build this incredible archive of local live recordings (and photographs).

So with that context, I thought it might also be fun to post a list of the top fifty most downloaded MP3 files (by blog post) during the past twelve months (the year ending July 15, 2010). I decided to focus on the past year because the full platinum history is somewhat dominated by recordings that have been in the archive the longest. This way it’s much easier to see what some of the more popular recordings have really been during a similar length of time (although the newest posts are still somewhat disadvantaged of course).

So without further ado, here’s the BayTaper.com Top 50 MP3s from the past year, all with download totals and clickable links directly to the recordings for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Top 50 MP3 Downloads
12 Months Ending July 15, 2010

  1. 21,193 – Trumpet Supergroup Live on April 24, 2007
  2. 20,107 – The Supplicants Live on November 6, 2009
  3. 19,948 – Miles Davis Tribute Live on May 25, 2009
  4. 19,156 – Realistic Orchestra Prince Tribute on June 5, 2007
  5. 18,954 – Brass Mafia Live on July 2, 2006
  6. 18,622 – Erik Jekabson Quintet Live on November 15, 2005
  7. 16,552 – Kurt Ribak Trio Live on July 2, 2006
  8. 16,419 – Classical Revolution Live on January 27, 2008
  9. 16,353 – Plays Monk Live on November 14, 2006
  10. 14,365 – The Supplicants Live on April 16, 2010
  11. 13,798 – Ben Adams Quintet Live on January 15, 2007
  12. 11,993 – Low End Theory Live on May 16, 2006
  13. 11,768 – The Invaders Live on June 28, 2008
  14. 10,940 – Dan Zemelman Quartet Live on August 15, 2008
  15. 10,512 – Realistic Orchestra Live on April 4, 2006
  16. 10,305 – Terrence Brewer Trio Live on July 2, 2006
  17. 10,243 – Adam Shulman Trio Live on April 30, 2009
  18. 9,491 – Mitch Marcus Plus 13 Live on April 12, 2007
  19. 9,485 – B-Free Live on December 15, 2006
  20. 9,329 – Nefasha Ayer Live on November 1, 2008
  21. 8,922 – Mitch Marcus Quintet Live on July 1, 2006
  22. 8,243 – Jekabson, Rissanen, Shifflet, Sumelius on Jan 20, 2006
  23. 8,075 – 8 Legged Monster Live on May 7, 2008
  24. 8,040 – Marcus Shelby Quartet Live on January 15, 2010
  25. 7,432 – 8 Legged Monster September 3, 2009
  26. 7,288 – The Supplicants Live on October 27, 2006
  27. 7,000 – Mitch Marcus Quintet Live on October 8, 2006
  28. 6,876 – Steven Lugerner Sextet Live on August 15, 2008
  29. 6,853 – D’Armous Boone Live on January 19, 2007
  30. 6,702 – Eaton Barics Quintet June 19, 2009
  31. 6,649 – Amendola and Blades Live on July 24, 2009
  32. 6,262 – Jaz Sawyer Live on October 25, 2008
  33. 6,247 – Mitch Marcus Quintet Live on June 30, 2007
  34. 6,053 – Erik Jekabson Quintet Live on December 19, 2006
  35. 6,011 – Devin Hoff Live on January 3, 2009
  36. 5,606 – Classical Revolution Live on January 8, 2009
  37. 5,560 – Nice Guy Trio Live on November 2, 2009
  38. 5,109 – 8 Legged Monster Live on July 13, 2008
  39. 4,947 – 8 Legged Monster Live on January 30, 2010
  40. 4,393 – A Far Cry Live on May 15, 2008
  41. 4,054 – The Focus Trio Live on October 27, 2007
  42. 3,787 – Erik Jekabson Quartet Live on December 18, 2009
  43. 3,579 – Terrence Brewer Live on March 20, 2007
  44. 3,173 – Mitch Marcus Big Band Live on October 21, 2007
  45. 3,136 – Bay Area Classical Harmonies Live on May 17, 2007
  46. 3,131 – Shotgun Wedding Quintet Live on July 20, 2007
  47. 2,936 – Realistic Orchestra Live on October 18, 2008
  48. 2,915 – Sqwonk Live on October 5, 2007
  49. 2,887 – Blades vs. Amendola Live on April 21, 2006
  50. 2,887 – Darren Johnston Quintet Live on February 16, 2007

 

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