Bandzoogle have revealed how musicians around the world have been taking to the web in order to let their music play despite all the odds.
Ah, 2020. One day we may look back on you with rose-tinted glasses and see how you pulled us together in a maelstrom of ways through necessity as well as good, honest kindness. For now however, the struggle continues as people around the world adapt to the fallout of the global pandemic.
Performing musicians have certainly had to bear the brunt of many decisions to arise in response to the virus. The shutdown of concerts big and small, from packed arenas to your local pub gigs, have been devastating for those who rely on playing live to pay the bills.
However, being creatives at heart, musicians have been using this time to find unique ways to connect with their fans. The livestreaming arena has blown up this year as a simple yet powerful way for artists and audiences to keep the music alive.
Bandzoogle are one of a few websites who have been aiding artists in ticketing their events and making money from their streams. They’ve now revealed that since the middle of April, artists have made almost $200,000 from tickets sales across more than 1,300 virtual concerts.
Through ticketing for events as well as unique new features, such as Bandzoogle’s Tip Jar and subscription offerings for fans, artists are able to make money from their music even without a venue. In fact, the potential to reach a global audience at once has even more potential than a localised concert.
Livestreaming has blown up as both artists and music lovers look to sate their joy and, in some cases, need for live music. Spotify are now displaying livestreamed concerts from the events section on artist’s Spotify profiles through certain ticketing sites.
Bandzoogle’s Vice President of Business Development, Dave Cool says: “By allowing fans to support their careers directly, whether it’s buying music or merch, tickets to a livestream, or simply making a donation, the data shows how generous fans can be if given the option to do more than simply stream your music.”