Over 3/4 of a million people paid to watch BTS livestream a concert last week

With all of their concerts cancelled for the foreseeable future BTS took to the web to HUGE success. Over 750,000 people tuned in to watch BTS’s ‘Bang Bang Con The Live’, their livestreamed online performance….

Instagram to launch monetisation tools for creators next month

Along with other live streaming platforms, Instagram has become a new home for musicians and entertainers in lockdown and they can soon get paid too. Last month Instagram announced that they had plans to help…

China’s video streaming platform Bilibili boast staggering numbers

Bilibili has been called China’s YouTube, with millions of content creators and users. Bilibili’s Q1 results show over 172 million monthly active users, a 70% year-on-year growth. Launching as a platform for a niche youth…

Spotify’s tips for artists livestreaming from home

Home concerts are becoming the standard with a lack of real gigs, so make sure yours are good as they can be. Venues shut and fans stuck at home? That’s not stopping artists around the…

Facebook streamers can soon charge for their livestreams

Livestreaming artists rejoice as you’ll soon have one more option for where to earn for your home concerts. Livestreaming was already huge before the world went into various levels of lockdown. Now it’s a huge…

Sony invests $400 million in Chinese streaming company Bilibili

Sony Corporation buys $400m stake in Bilibili, a Chinese platform offering mobile games, livestreaming and video/animation. Currently partially owned by Tencent and Alibaba, Sony invested 17.3 million shares in a 4.98% stake in the company,…

Instagram reveal they have plans to monetise live streams

Instagram are looking at how they can “support creators and artists” who are using their ‘Live’ streaming feature. Last week the co-founder of mobile game HaikuJAM, Neer Sharma, shared an interesting thread on Twitter. He…

Dolby boosts Twitch stream audio for musicians live-streaming concerts

With so many artists taking to the web for home-concerts Dolby are stepping in to upgrade the sound. Coronavirus has many of us working at home including musicians who have taken to the livestream for…

Bandsintown are live streaming concerts on Twitch all day, every day

If you’re like us you’re already missing getting out and seeing a gig whilst self-isolating, but Bandsintown have you covered with their new livestream channel. As we’re all well aware, Coronavirus is having a destructive…

LiveXLive have gained over 1.2 million monthly users for their live music entertainment

LiveXLive finished 2019 with a leap in new users coming to stream from their live music based library of content. The live music and entertainment company have revealed an end-of-year report that shows a strong…