|nugs.net is… Live music on demand. With a growing collection of over 15,000 full-length concert recordings from legendary road warriors like Pearl Jam, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, and Dead & Company, you will never run out of live music to explore. It’s available on your desktop, in iOS, Android, and Sonos with a risk-free 30 Day Trial. The nugs.net HiFi service offers CD-Quality Lossless streaming for our audiophile fans.
nugs.net is… An exclusive catalog of professionally recorded live concerts from iconic artists ranging from Metallica to Phish to Pearl Jam to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Download last night’s show or dive into the archives for a legendary Grateful Dead or Bruce Springsteen show from 40 years ago. Be sure to Search our catalog of tens of thousands of paid and free downloads in formats ranging from MP3 to MQA. Our ever-expanding catalog has shows, songs, and albums from some of the best live performances whether 30 years ago or 30 minutes ago. Stream every download you’ve purchased on demand in the nugs.net app.
|nugs.net is… CDs for sale! We know many people still like something for the shelf, packaged beautifully, in the lossless quality physical CDs can provide. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Most of our major touring artists, like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Phish, and Dead & Company, offer CDs of every show they play. Use Advanced Search in the nav bar to sort by CD to see if your favorite show can be shipped to you. Upgrade to a CD+MP3 bundle and download the show now while you wait for your CDs to arrive in the mail.
nugs.net is… Your home for high-resolution audio. We are a company founded by and staffed with audiophiles, so ensuring the music we love is delivered in the highest quality audio formats available is core to who we are. As the industry is always changing and improving you often will find multiple formats to choose from and we will always be on the leading edge of Hi-Res. In addition to our extensive CD-quality lossless catalog in FLAC and ALAC formats, we’re excited to be one of the first platforms to offer MQA downloads and streams. For select artists like Bruce Springsteen and Dead & Company, we offer DSD downloads for the core audience of audiophiles out there. Upgrade to nugs.net HiFi for lossless streaming in our subscription service. If that’s not enough, we have built a custom (and free) download manager and hi-res player for Mac and Windows desktop users called nugster to be sure you’re playing the music back in highest quality your system will allow.
|nugs.net is… Your channel for live streams from your favorite concerts around the country. Check the webcast schedule at nugs.tv for the latest listing of upcoming streams. We’ve been offering webcasts of Dead & Company full tours, Phil Lesh & Friends, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Joe Russo's Almost Dead and many more. Watch nugs.tv webcasts on your desktop, tablet, iOS, Android, or in the nugs.net app for AppleTV. Each concert PPV is available live and on demand for 48 hours after your purchase, so if you miss a late night show you can watch it on demand later.
"A Johnny Appleseed of online concert recordings," according to The New York Times, Brad Serling has been active in the digital media space for 20 years. Established artists ranging from Phish to Metallica to the Grateful Dead turn to Brad for advice on digital distribution of their content. Serling started nugs.net in 1993 as a way to share the tapes he was making of Grateful Dead and Phish shows. With the artists’ blessing, nugs.net’s non-commercial live music download site mushroomed to 3 million free downloads a month by 2000. Seeing the business potential Serling had tapped into, The Grateful Dead hired Brad as a consultant in mid-2000. The Dead put Phish in touch with Serling and by 2002 nugs.net went from fan site to paid download provider with the launch of LivePhish.com. Today, 115 million downloads later, hundreds of artists and labels partner directly with nugs.net to distribute music directly to their fans.
A tastemaker among fans, Serling hosts a show each week on SiriusXM’s Jam On channel, “The Weekly Live Stash,” showcasing the week’s best live music. Additionally, Serling is a regular guest on Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio channel. In the Fall of 2016, MTV tapped Serling to produce the nugs.net Live Stash, airing Sunday nights at 9 on MTV Live.
In the years between launching nugs.net as a fan site and going pro, Serling served for three years as the founding Chief Technology Officer for CinemaNow, the first company to deliver web-based video on demand and pay-per-view services of Hollywood feature films. Prior to CinemaNow, Serling pioneered live web events for Woodstock 94, Metallica from The North Pole, The Grammy Awards, the NFL, and eleven World Series webcasts. Serling’s experience has spanned all aspects of website development, live webcasting, multimedia content deployment, and large-scale media distribution. Serling has served on the board of the Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation for over 5 years. Brad earned a B.A. in history from Cornell University.