Leading direct-to-fan and global events discovery platform Bandsintown is launching a new WATCH LIVE feature designed to help artists and fans connect as the number of online concerts greatly expands during the COVID-19 shutdown.
With WATCH LIVE, 530,000 registered artists on Bandsintown can now promote their live-streamed shows on their favorite live streaming platforms at no cost to the 55 million Bandsintown registered fans. Artists will be able to promote on their own Facebook pages, Instagram stories, or other sites surfacing Bandsintown’s events listings such as Amazon’s Alexa or Billboard.com.
Bandsintown’s direct to fans free messaging platform is also being used by many artists to stay in touch with their most engaged fans, the concertgoers.
“Artists and fans are already missing the tribal experience that live shows create. We all must do whatever we can to keep that feeling alive as well as help artists in these difficult times,” said Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner of Bandsintown. “WATCH LIVE and a new Bandsintown Live music channel on Twitch are the first of many new initiatives from Bandsintown.”
To start, tomorrow pioneering DJ and producer Black Coffee will be the first artist to perform on the new Bandsintown Live channel on Twitch, performing live from his studio in South Africa. Stream it at live.bandsintown.com at 1 PM NYC | 6 PM BCN | 7 PM.
Next week, the Bandsintown Live channel will host a multi-day Bandsintown Live Music Marathon featuring both emerging and established artists. All donations collected by Bandsintown during the festival will be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund (www.musicares.com/relief).