Spotify, an audio streaming & media services provider, has reportedly unveiled a new feature designed to deliver a remote, live-show experience to the users.
The audio streaming service has announced a series of shows to be held in the upcoming months from artists such as Rag’n’Bone Man, The Black Keys, girl in red, Leon Bridges, and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff. The service is billing the shows as pre-recorded livestreams.
The music industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the cancellation of live concerts and shows to curb the spread of the virus. A wide range of music-related platforms has been making investments to offer some semblance of such concert-going experience, which ranges from live venues to services such as Bandcamp. Under Spotify’s new feature, the service will allow the artist to choose the spot and pre-record the show, rather than streaming live from a venue.
As per the statement made by The Black Keys, an American rock band, the musicians and fans alike have been dealing with the coronavirus challenges over the past months. The band is presently thrilled to share its live performance of various songs from its new project, Delta Kream, from the Blue Front Café, a juke joint in America. Moreover, it has shown excitement to be a part of Spotify’s new initiative that will help connect fans with their favorite artists.
The show will last for 40-75 minutes at $15 a pop, which is relatively high for streaming a pre-recorded concert. The fans are, however, provided with the advantage of getting unlimited tickets to the events. The service has reportedly cited that all the artists will obtain a guaranteed fee following their participation in the livestream of the concert. Users with either premium or free accounts will gain access to the new streaming feature.