Facebook’s livestreams can now be ticketed events so creators can earn

With more creators and events organisers turning to live streams this year than ever, Facebook adds purchasable tickets for audiences. Facebook have added an option for people putting on livestreams on their platform to add…

In an open letter to Bezos, musicians demand to know why Twitch doesn’t license music

The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) wants Amazon-owned livestreaming service Twitch to account for why it doesn’t licence music on the platform. After testifying in Congress, Jeff Bezos was asked if Twitch pays artists royalties. He…

How to go live on TikTok

Going live on social media platforms is a fantastic way to engage with fans online. Unfortunately, livestreaming on TikTok is not available to everyone. You must hit TikTok’s requirements to go live. You must have…

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…