Bands are always looking for new places to play. Why not play from your own living room or practice space and broadcast this performance worldwide? It is no cost to you, unless you are booking a rehearsal room. It allows you to reach all of the fans that you can’t reach on a regular basis unless you are out on the road.
Whether you’re an emerging artist or a seasoned professional, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of online resources out there these days, all claiming to be the best way to either engage with your fan base, reach new audiences, or make money. The virtual concert is a relatively new concept, but one that is growing rapidly and is proving hugely successful on every level.
A virtual concert is basically a show you broadcast online, allowing people to tune in from anywhere by mobile device or computer. It’s as easy as opening up your laptop and performing from your own home. Music fans around the globe can tune into the live show, pay for tickets, give tips, buy merch and chat with you, all in real time. Broadcasting a live show doesn’t need to be that difficult. You’re encouraged to use the simplest setup you can. In the video below, Concert Window addresses how to go about setting up a broadcast using a USB microphone and an external webcam. This enables you to capture high quality audio and video without the hassle of plugging in lots of equipment.
By playing a concert on the web, you’re essentially getting the chance to be as creative as you want for the duration of your show, so take advantage of that. Yeah, it’s probably easiest to broadcast from your living room. Artists have done shows from a house, backyard, backstage, to even a baggage claim terminal. Invite a few friends over and give fans a view into your world that they’ve never seen. And better yet, you’ll get a copy of the full show afterwards for your own private use and YouTube.
Interested in playing a virtual show? Concert Window was built by a team of musicians based out of New York City. We all have years of experience in the industry and take great pride in helping other musicians connect with existing fans, reach new fans, and make money from playing music online. With hundreds of shows played every month on our platform (and growing!), we are dedicated to supporting our community of artists and fans.
So there you have it. It is so simple to broadcast a show anytime you feel like playing. We suggest you pick a date a week in advance that way you can promote it through all of your social media sites. The more people that know about it, the better off you are. Happy Broadcasting!!
[Reprinted From: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/]