These 8 Stats Show How Livestreaming Concerts Boost Ticket Sales [Infographic]

Livestreaming concerts can turn an intimate set in a small venue into a global phenomenon. Venues and festivals are livestreaming events to reach bigger audiences than ever before. Giving audiences a platform to enjoy their favorite artists from anywhere in the world is changing the way we experience live music.

The popularity of livestreaming concerts is a boon for ticket sales. Instead of “cannibalizing” revenue, viewers who watch live concerts are more likely to buy a ticket to a similar event in the future. Livestreaming music and performances puts audiences in the moment in ways that video-on-demand cannot.

1. Live video music stream viewership is increasing at a rate of 28.6% year-over-year. (Source: Nielsen End-of-Year Music Report)

2. Music video streams grew 101.9%. (Source: Nielsen End-of-Year Music Report)

3. After watching a live video of an event, 67% of viewers are more likely to buy a ticket to a similar concert or event. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey)

4. 45% of live video audiences would pay for live, exclusive, or on-demand video from a favorite team, speaker, or performer. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey)

5. 87% of audiences, who would prefer to watch online if it meant more behind-the-scenes content. (Source: Livestream and New York Magazine “Win a Free Mevo” Survey)

6. 1.8M words is worth one minute of video, according to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research.

7. Coachella livestreamed both weekends on three stages with over 60 acts to the tune of 9M views. (Source: Forbes Magazine)

8. Since using Livestream, the Pickathon music festival’s digital audience has grown from 11,000 in 2015 to 200,000 in 2016. (Source: Streaming Live Music with the Pickathon Music Festival)


Want to learn more about why Livestream is the best platform for streaming live music?

Download our Pickathon Music Festival case study to learn:

  • How Pickathon’s live video strategy boosted revenue.
  • How Pickathon used their live video content to continue the conversation post-festival.
  • Why Livestream’s ad-free platform is a perfect choice for independent creatives.

 

This Week on Livestream | October 16, 2017

Watch live as singer, songwriter, and activist Billy Bragg honors Woodie Guthrie, Gabrielle Union stops at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee raises money for Puerto Rico.


Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile (Sea Lice By The Seaside) | Pitchfork Live
Monday, October 16
2 PM ET
“Philly country-psych zen master Kurt Vile and Australian indie-rock orator Courtney Barnett are at once an odd couple and a perfect union—not so much a mirror image of one another as a negative exposure.”

Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir | Author Event
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
Where the Past Begins is a memoir of Amy Tan’s life, art, and deeply personal inspirations that frame her fiction.”

Remembering Woody: An Evening with Billy Dragg and Friends | The Greene Space
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
“Join singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and special guests for an evening commemorating the 50th anniversary of folk music icon Woody Guthrie’s death.”

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour | Author Events
Thursday, October 19
7:30 PM ET
“Gabrielle Union’s new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.”

40 Years of Cosmic Discovery: Celebrating the Voyager Missions and Humanity’s Message to Space | Cornell Alumni
Thursday, October 19
8 PM ET
“Only one human-touched object has ever entered interstellar space: NASA’s Voyager 1, bearing with it greetings to extraterrestrials in the form of a Golden Record. Cornell will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Voyagers 1 and 2 and the university’s central role in the missions.”

Vitaly Bulgarov Live & Uncut: Designing for Films, Games & Real-World Robotic | Gnomon
Friday, October 20
10 PM ET
“Join Gnomon School of VFX to learn about the career path of Vitaly Bulgarov, hear his personal insights, and get meaningful answers to your very own questions.”

Boston for Puerto Rico | Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Saturday, October 21
1 PM ET
“Students from all departments of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be performing in a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be donated to Unidos por Puerto Rico.”

Sexual Assault Crisis Center | Shall We Dance 2017
Saturday, October 21
8 PM ET
“Shall We Dance is an uplifting and entertaining event that increases awareness about sexual assault while helping the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.”

Harold in Italy | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 21
8 PM ET
“On a program with DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.”