Laura Marling livestream to be rebroadcast as ticketed event
Last summer, Laura Marling sold 6,500 tickets for her two livestreamed shows from the Union Chapel venue in London: one of the first examples of a ticketed livestream utilising that kind of performance space during the...
January 18, 2021
Yungblud held a TikTok sleepover for ‘Insomniac’ fans
Yungblud is the latest artist livestreaming for his fans on TikTok, with an event last night that saw him performing tracks from his latest album as well as holding a Q&A. Sensibly, his team also enlisted some popular...
December 10, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused creators to talk for SoundCloud livestream
The creators of the #TheShowMustBePaused campaign against racism and inequality in the music industry will be talking about their plans next week, in an episode of SoundCloud’s ‘Cloud Bar’ video show on...
July 3, 2020
BPI & ERA Insight Session: Serving The Superfans – 29 April
Music Ally is partnering with ERA and the BPI to create a special report and livestreamed event looking at superfans and how to best market to them. The report will be published to coincide with the virtual conference which...
April 2, 2020
LiveXLive says that it now has 820k paying subscribers
Live music-streaming firm LiveXLive has published some end-of-year figures showing its growth. The company, which also owns streaming service Slacker Radio, says it ended the year with 820,000 paid subscribers, having added...
January 10, 2020
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