db.etree.org - The Traders Database



2015-06-26 10:53:56

db.etree.org - The Traders Database is a website including a huge database of music traders' .shn lists. Search by artist, date, trader, or add your own list. Lists apply to lossless quality .shn format recordings only.

Mission statement

The website describes its purpose as:

We are a social network of like-minded music collectors. Find here recordings ranging from Walt Whitman by Thomas Edison to the concert you attended last week by a dedicated hobbyist or professional. Although no music is downloadable you may find connoisseurs of your favorite artists from around the world in your home town or across the oceans.

Features for collectors

db.etree.org offers a number of features for collectors, enabling them to amend, participate in and add to the website’s content. Collectors can help:

  • Manage the website’s lists
  • Add new music performances
  • Add their want list of desired collectibles
  • Amend concert details, such as those related to attendance
  • Make other revisions to uploaded content


In addition, visitors to the website can also browse its databases with the following criteria:

  • Collections
  • Artists
  • Sources
  • Venues
  • Reviews
  • Forums

Other website features

These include

  • Forums – facilitating online discussion between collectors
  • ‘Popular Show This Week’ – the most popular live music performance bootlegs. Recent examples include “6 18 1983 GRATEFUL DEAD”
  • Recent comments
  • Setlist changes – i.e. alterations to a music performer’s chosen selection of songs
  • Recent shows

Setting up an account

Collectors are invited to set up their own user accounts on the website, and add their own unique lists and share information with other collectors.


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