Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas To Headline ‘Rock The Vote’ Event
Pop superstar Katy Perry will host this year’s first Rock The Vote livestream event, a part of its Democracy Summer Campaign, alongside hip-hop powerhouse Black Eyed Peas. The two-hour virtual event will take place this Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET, co-hosted by Logan Browning and Rosario Dawson.... Read more
BTS Holds World’s Biggest Online Paid Concert
As the live event industry remains halted amid the coronavirus pandemic, artists have been taking to other means to keep the spirit of concerts alive. K-pop sensation BTS joined artists livestreaming for their own “Bang Bang Con,” which became the world’s biggest paid online concert in history. The livestream,... Read more
Facebook Launches Platform To Keep Fans Social During Live Events
Facebook has launched a new program that will allow fans to interact with one another in a more meaningful way via social media during live events. The live event tool, dubbed “Venue,” was released by Facebook’s R&D group NPE Team. “Venue” will serve as a second screen experience for... Read more
Digital KCON Music Festival Announces Livestream Lineup
This year’s Los Angeles-based Korean music and culture festival KCON was called-off due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now, K-pop fans can tune in to a special digital version of the fest. Originally, KCON was set to take place from August 27 to 30 in Los Angeles, as well... Read more
Hangout Music Festival To Launch Virtual Edition
Although this year’s edition of Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival has been cancelled, organizers plan to hold a virtual version of the festival online. Dubbed “Hang From Home,” the online edition will take place this weekend from May 15-17. The online stream will be presented by Hangout Music Festival, 92.1... Read more
Lollapalooza Streaming Archived Sets As Organizers Mull 2020 Status
While organizers are still unsure about holding the annual event this summer, Lollapalooza is keeping the spirit of the festival alive with some live music. Organizers announced that they will begin streaming past performances from its 29-year history, sharing two weekly streams. Last night, the fest shared its premiere... Read more
Will Online Platforms Become the New Ticketmaster?
As the live event industry is halted, online platforms are rising to the occasion in order to keep the spirit of concerts alive. Artists have been taking to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch to perform livestreams – acting as a new norm in the industry. Live Nation even... Read more
Facebook Launches Paid Live Stream Functionality For Creators
Coronavirus has halted the music industry — and severely impacted the incomes of musicians. During this trying time, Facebook announced that it would begin charging for livestreams in order to allow musicians and other creators to monetize their performances. Livestreams have become the new norm amid the global pandemic;... Read more
Live Nation Launches Livestream Concert Program
While the live event industry seems to be halted at the moment due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Live Nation has compiled a list on its website of online performances from artists across every genre. “Just because we’re keeping our distance doesn’t mean the music has to stop,”... Read more
Bandsintown To Alert Fans Of Livestreams Amid Widespread Cancellations
As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly spreads across the country, artists are taking their performances to social media platforms to livestream shows. Bandsintown, an app that alerts fans of upcoming concerts, will now direct fans to livestreams. Bandsintown will add “Watch Live” alerts to artist pages, which will directly... Read more