Tag: livestreaming

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Driift takes its livestreams to Australia and New Zealand

Management company ATC Management launched its Driift online-concerts spin-off earlier this year after successful events for Laura Marling and Dermot Kennedy. Ahead of tomorrow's Kylie Minogue 'Infinite Disco' broadcast,...
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Kid Cudi to launch Encore fan engagement app for artists

Artist Kid Cudi is turning startup entrepreneur for a new app called Encore, which is being pitched as a "mobile-first live music experience". What's that? An app for artists to post music, chat to fans, host live shows...
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It’s 2020 so of course there are now fake artist livestreams

There was good news for fans of musician Zoe Keating in late August: one of her cancelled gigs was being replaced by a ticketed livestream. The only downside: Keating knew nothing about it. It had been created as an event...
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Tomorrowland says its virtual festival ‘about broke even’

Dance festival Tomorrowland sold nearly 140k tickets to its virtual festival earlier this year. Now the organisers have been talking to Billboard about how those sales translated into profit. The answer: not quite, but...
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US music bodies step up their campaign against Twitch

A group of US music industry bodies are pressing on with their campaign over Twitch licensing. The group, including the RIAA, Artist Rights Alliance, Music Managers Forum US, NMPA, Recording Academy and SoundExchange, have...
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J Balvin to headline the big Halloween event in Fortnite

Halloween's on 31 October? It starts a lot earlier than that in Fortnite. The game's 'Fortnitemares' celebration kicked off yesterday (21 October) with a haunted island, pumpkin rocket launchers, rideable witch brooms, a...
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Amazon launches Breakthrough Live weekly livestreams series

The timing may be awkward given the renewed DMCA takedown notices currently battering Twitch, but Amazon Music is stepping up its livestreaming activity, including with its sister platform. It’s launched a new weekly...
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Twitch is fielding another round of DMCA takedown notices

Music rightsholders are stepping up the pressure on Twitch to sign platform-wide music licensing deals, with another round of DMCA takedown notices for archived broadcasts and clips on Amazon’s live video service. Esports...
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Push Live Unlimited helps artists with simul-livestreaming

As the number of artists exploring livestreams at scale grows, so there's going to be a need for decent infrastructure around that. One example is being announced today, by live-tech firm Push. It's a tool called Push...
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Kylie Minogue set for Driift-run ‘Infinite Disco’ stream

More evidence for the growing ambition of online concerts for bigger artists comes with Kylie Minogue's 'Infinite Disco' event on 7 November. It's the latest event from Driift, the company launched earlier this year by...
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Billie Eilish merch store will be integrated into livestream

We reported earlier this month on plans for Billie Eilish's first livestream, the $30 'Where Do We Go? The Livestream' concert on 24 October. Startup Maestro is the technical partner, and it's been talking about a new...
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OnNow·tv proposes some metadata standards for livestreaming

The metadata debates around recorded music have been raging for as long as there's been a digital music industry. Time to apply them to music livestreams too? Startup OnNow·tv thinks so. It's the company founded earlier...