BTS Draw Nearly 1 Million Viewers for Pay-Per-View Concerts
K-Pop stars BTS have not let the worldwide pause on live events slow them down in 2020. The group followed its June Bang Bang Con success with the Map of the Soul On:E event over the past weekend, attracting a reported 993,000 viewers in 191 countries according to the... Read more
BTS Set World Record for Livestream Concert Crowd
K-Pop standouts BTS were announced to have set a world record for viewers on a live stream concert, having drawn more than 756,000 fans across the globe for a June performance. Guinness World Records announced the feat as a record Wednesday – the fifth such certification received by the... Read more
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
Switchfoot To Perform Hometown Drive-In Show At Petco Park
The alt-rockers of Switchfoot are switching up their usual concert this weekend for a special drive-in show in their hometown at Petco Park. The concert, slated to take place on June 7, will be the first drive-in concert in the history of the San Diego venue, allowing 250 fans... Read more
David Guetta Plots New York City Benefit Concert
DJ-producer David Guetta will headline a benefit concert in New York City this weekend to raise funds for health care workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event, dubbed United At Home, will take place in the city at an undisclosed location, giving fans a taste of his music while... Read more
Dave Matthews, The Lumineers Lead Colorado Benefit Lineup
Top musical acts are taking part in a special virtual benefit concert this weekend to raise funds for musicians struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. The three-hour livestream concert, presented by Breckenridge Brewery, is dubbed Banding Together: A Concert For The Colorado Music Relief Fund. It will take place this... Read more
Hollywood Bowl Reopens For One-Night Benefit Concert
Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl closed its doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, but for the first and only time this summer, the venue reopened for a one-night benefit concert. On Saturday, Richard and Demi Weitz were set to host their 10th “Quarantunes,” a series the pair started over Zoom... Read more