Live-streaming is a relatively new phenomenon for live music, but given that Muhammed Ali’s Thrilla in Manilla boxing match in 1975 sold 100million tickets for fledgling pay per view, we have a long way to catch up.
More recently, take gaming platform Twitch with its 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users. Or the 500 million fans of eSports, eagerly converted to live-streaming. Many industries, communities and ecosystems have long since given up on physical venues. So we invite a line-up of gamers, streamers and platform heads to tell us what’s around the corner. According to those who’ve already lived it, just how fundamentally is live-streaming going to change live music?