Would you pay for online live concerts?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by englishman, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    probably not a 1 off but it was a similar platform like netflix and all that for $5-10 a month with constant new shows then yeah i'd consider it.
  2. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    Do you have, like, a more detailed offer of what would be to expect, so we'd know and be able to judge?

    Like ... who, how long, quality of transmission, general info on the band(s), maybe something to be seen as a sample to match taste, ... ?
  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    I would certainly consider it, even if it were a "No-Name" Band. There is nothing like live music, and I prefer live, but since everything is on shutdown, why not? Pay for view has been around for a while, to me it is just another version. If the "concert" was good, maybe offer a CD for those who would like to see it again.
  4. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    The New York Met does this with their opera productions and it is quite successful.Tix are about $25 for live streaming, and they show on huge local theaters all over the world, live. They include short interviews with the performers, and you actually get to watch the performance as if you were up front. Well worth it.

    It wouldn’t work for Gary and His Garage Band, but for $25 I wouldn’t miss a live stream of Horton Heat or Setzer performance. I’d go to very one! Plus the band can have its 100,000 audience attendance in Boston, for example, and at the same fans in Berlin, London, Tokyo, Paris, and all over the world can see it at the same time. "Being there" at the actual site just isn’t worth the cost and aggravation any more.

    I agree to the value of live music, but if I have 60,000 people between me and the stage, or even 150 people, it loses its magic.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2020
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sorry but no.

    FWIW I’m not much of a concert goer anyway.
  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Yes, I would - of course, price matters. I won't pay big bucks to see any band, but for a friend or a local band, sure I'd pay a few dollars.

    I was actually going to start a music pledge thread to encourage people to buy new music from new artists, but with people getting laid off . . . .
  7. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Nope. Living in the boonies costs enough already for any type of TV and internet service.

    The competition isn't intense like the cities, so costs are higher.

    If it's not already on a channel that I get, then I won't end up seeing it.
  9. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    It depends on the artist. For example, Tommy Emmanuel's show scheduled for May 1 at the Berklee Center has been postponed. It's a bummer but I obviously understand the need. Moreover, for a guy who tours as voraciously as Tommy, I truly hope he postpones his tour dates for a while as those of us who adore hm need him healthy. If he were to livestream a show I'd pay for it in a second. I'd also pay to view something like The Dukes of September. But for most acts, I'd probably pass.

    My new band, Panorama, a Cars Tribute, is trying decide of we can put on a free live stream. None of us have much experience in doing it and are in contact with some local venues that have had to shut down in the hopes that they might be willing to share the effort and cost. We realize that at this point, no one would pay to see us, but think a free show might get our name out there a bit.

    The sad fact is I think live stream shows might become the "new normal" for a few months, before life can
    return to some semblance of normality.
  10. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    When you consider the number of recently unemployed I think it would be a hard sell. Me personally I wouldn’t.
  11. We had a string of local gigs canceled these past few weeks, which led someone we know approach us about this. But not a pay per view, but a live a stream of the band. Not sure if it goes through a face book page, or a bands website. Apparently you announce it somehow to however follows you, and you live stream where ever your playing. People can tip online if they like, but there’s no fee to watch. So its kind of the same as what’s being discussed here, but not. If i can find a way to get decent picture and sound, my wife and will do it from our yard stage. I just dont like one camera shot for an hour. Need at least three, and if the video is choppy or blotchy, that would annoy me as well. I will let ya’s know what’s developed.
  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    This is essentially what churches(including ours)are doing, but obviously for free. We go into our empty 3,000 seat sanctuary and have church. It’s filmed and recorded and shot out to the world via the website, Facebook Live, and YouTube streaming.
  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    That‘s maybe the future.
  14. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    our church has started live-streaming service also.

    One example of a live "concert" streamed as a fundraiser: streamed by Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle,

    The Goo Goo Dolls' lead singer held a porch concert to help local small businesses impacted by coronavirus
    "The concert was streamed Friday on Facebook Live and Brindle said people tuned in from all over the world. The launch helped raise $25,000 for local businesses and unlocked a $15,000 match from the Westfield United Fund, an organization created for monetary relief after 9/11 and was also used after Hurricane Sandy. "

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    I can't read the headstock, but sounds a lot like he is playing a Martin. (ToneWood amp not needed) raising $40,000 for a short four-song set, not too shabby!
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  15. s360guitarist

    s360guitarist Electromatic

    Feb 17, 2010
    St. Louis
    Depends. Not as a general rule, but.

    A friend of mine from another site was supposed to be on tour right now but everything got cancelled due to Covid. He did a "Live from the Living Room" thing tonight on FB streaming. There is a tip jar and I just gave 10 bucks. That goes directly to him, not a promoter etc. (And I don't have to pay 8 bucks for a beer.)
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  16. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I stopped going to concerts decades ago when I could no longer see top people at places like the Troubadour or the Fillmore.

    I attended a few big concerts and decided no more.

    I would pay for a live online concert if prices were that of a movie ticket, not like what live concerts cost now.
  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    It would all depend on cost and camera coverage.
  18. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
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  19. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    Like A pay per view?? Depends on the act and amount...
    Mostly no...cuz it would probably be big bucks per household, something like ultimate fighting does...
    If there was a rockabilly/psycho billy/ old country/ alternative With amateur and pro acts, with videos and live concerts ..then I’d be interested...but then again not if it was run by corporate toads like MTV’s S sandwich in the 80s
  20. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
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