Since the beginning of the livestreaming revolution, artists have gravitated towards familiar social media platforms and gradually made the leap to new online stages. Some artists, like Erykah Badu, even set up their own platforms to livestream concerts. As the format grew in popularity, venues, media organizations, and retailers began to do their own livestreams. The first livestreamed concert was held by American rapper Drake in early April, which reached nearly three million viewers and eventually racked up to 28 million views in a single day.
The advent of livestreaming has transformed how music fans discover live performances. In addition to changing how fans find bands and concerts, livestreams have shifted recommendations from local to global. Despite some pitfalls, livestreaming is paving the way for smaller artists to reach a global audience and improve their fan base. The rise of the Internet and smartphones has also helped to promote the growth of online video, which can make a big difference to the music industry.
The advent of livestreams has changed the music industry. Although there are still concerns about the safety of a livestreamed show, the technology is improving and has become more professional. This technology has improved the quality of livestreaming, and labels and events companies have invested in high-quality production. As a result, livestreams have become mainstream and a viable revenue stream for artists.
As the livestreaming boom ends, live gigs are expected to resume. In the meantime, it will be a lucrative source of income for musicians. As long as livestreaming remains a viable source of income, artists will be unlikely to turn their backs on it. And once they have the means, they may even want to keep on doing it. If the livestreaming boom continues, music fans will no longer have to worry about being caught unaware.
The livestreams have benefited both musicians and audiences. In the United States, over 40 livestreamed shows have been recorded. The format has been a great success for musicians, as they are able to reach a wider audience than would otherwise be possible with normal concerts. The livestreams are more personal than usual, so it can give an artist more time to focus on creating music.
Livestreamed gigs have changed the music industry in many ways. It has made it easier for fans who can’t make it to live concerts to enjoy live streams. In addition to giving fans a chance to watch artists, it also allows them to connect with the artists. For example, a K-pop band can see how many people are tuning in to its video stream. They can also get a sense of the fan’s preferences.