Tag: gigs

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If people are on their phones at gigs all the time, how can the music industry capitalise on this?

Taking badly lit selfies, shooting blurry shots of the bassist and posting them to Twitter, texting a friend at the bar to get you an extra pint: if you’ve been to a gig in the last few years, the sea of smartphone screens...
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Livetake matches gig smartphone footage to soundboard recordings

Danish startup Livetake is the latest company trying to make music fans’ concert videos sound better. The company has launched its iPhone app this week, promising “to perpetuate concert memories in a personalized way...
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YouTube will stream The Grateful Dead’s final gigs live

We hear lots about YouTube’s role as a music discovery and consumption service for young millennials. It turns out it’s got one eye on older baby boomers too. At least, that’s our takeaway from the news that YouTube...
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Live-music subscription service Jukely raises $8m

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month, and the selection of...
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Concert subscription service Jukely expands to San Francisco

We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier debuts in New York...
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YouTube tests multi-angle videos with musician Madilyn Bailey

YouTube is testing a new feature with indie musician Madilyn Bailey: multi-angle videos. Her performance at a recent YouTube music gig was filmed with several cameras, with online viewers now able to switch between them while...
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Amazon to hold ‘Carols by Kindlelight’ Christmas concert

Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the 200 audience members...
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Songkick is now selling tickets for 25% of London gigs

Live music startup Songkick has been selling tickets to concerts through its own system for a while now, but when the feature launched, the company deliberately didn’t talk it up too much: an experiment rather than a disruptive...
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Cat Stevens cancels New York gig in ticket-touting protest

Cat Stevens is on the comeback trail this year, with his first US gigs since 1976, but New Yorkers will have to wait to see him, after his gig in the city was cancelled. Stevens – aka Yusuf Islam (he’s using both...
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DoclerMusic livestreams musical tuition AND gigs (for some reason)

DoclerMusic is the latest service to enter the – already busy and very niche – online musical tuition market. It’s a freemium model, with basic lessons free but users are encouraged to leave tips and pay for private...
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Kate Bush asks fans to keep cameraphones in pockets at upcoming gigs

Kate Bush is the latest artist hoping to avoid a sea of cameraphones waving in the air during her concerts, although her chosen method is a polite letter on her website, rather than takedowns or threats. “We have purposefully...
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Sam Smith gig to be streamed live into Channel 4 ad break

A gig by Sam Smith will be streamed live into the 10.45pm ad break during Channel 4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man TV show this Friday (30th May) in the UK. Smith, who won the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll and the Critics’ Choice...