Coldplay team up with YouTube for double-concert livestream
Having used postcards and newspaper ads to announce their new double-album, Coldplay are returning to digital waters as the campaign gets up and rolling. The band have teamed up with YouTube for not one but two livestreamed...
November 4, 2019
YouTube to host ‘Lover’s Lounge’ live event for Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ drops on 23 August, and she has teamed up with YouTube for a live-streamed event the day before called ‘Lover’s Lounge (Live)’. It’ll see Swift performing a new track from the...
August 16, 2019
YouTube Coachella festival livestream generated 82m views
YouTube says that its livestream of the first weekend of the Coachella festival last month set a new record: 82m live views, up an impressive 90% on the figure for 2018’s event. “After nine years of success in the desert,...
May 3, 2019
Sandbox Issue 224: Up Hit Creek. THE DRY STREAMS PARADOX
Lead: The Dry Streams Paradox is when there is a huge gap between the number of streams an act gets and the number of fans they have or can reach. Just because someone plays one of your songs, it does not follow that they...
March 20, 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers to live-stream their pyramids concert
What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mummy… even if you have to break in to an ancient sarcophagus to do it. Yes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading to Egypt to play a concert at the Great Pyramids...
March 13, 2019
Sandbox Issue 220: Vault-ing Ambitions
Lead: While Netflix viewers are currently obsessing over Marie Kondo and her rules on de-cluttering the home (instructing viewers to only hold onto the things that “spark joy”), a different approach needs to happen in...
January 28, 2019
Musical.ly has an App Store hit with Live.ly
Social app Musical.ly launched a spin-off Periscope rival called Live.ly last week, and it’s proving a big hit on Apple’s App Store. Live.ly has been downloaded nearly 500k times in its first four days, with Variety reporting...
June 29, 2016
YouTube to livestream Coachella festival again
Dance festival Ultra may have ditched YouTube for Twitch with its livestreaming plans, but Google’s video service has renewed its partnership with the Coachella festival. This year’s event will be streamed on three live...
April 2, 2015
Foo Fighters team up with HBO for Facebook live stream
The Foo Fighters are the latest artist to livestream a gig on Facebook, but their partner comes from the broadcasting world: HBO. The band’s Chicago gig will be streamed on Facebook on 17 October, as part of the launch...
October 16, 2014
LiveOne making livestreams more social… with a Smashing Pumpkin as CEO
Chicago-based music startup LiveOne is getting some attention for the past of its CEO: Jimmy Chamberlin was the original drummer in the Smashing Pumpkins. Nowadays, he’s trying to help musicians make more money from...
September 2, 2014
Porter Robinson hosts album launch on Twitch
We’ve been writing more about Twitch recently, the online video service that’s mainly about live streams of people playing games and related events, but which is diversifying into music. EDM star Steve Aoki streamed...
August 19, 2014