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 | March 19, 2018

Watch live as Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Drew speaks with the press, John Oliver joins Nell Scovell in conversation at 92nd Street Y, and the Jazz for Young People series continues with an interactive celebration of Mary Lou Williams.

The Path Forward: Incarcerated America | New York Public Library
Monday, March 19
6:30 PM ET
“New York Public Library President Anthony Marx brings together criminal-justice-reform advocates from the right and left to discuss the complex of issues that our nation confronts when it comes to incarceration, particularly those faced by American youth.”

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Mike Kennedy | Author Events
Monday, March 19
“Mike Kennedy is a guitarist, composer, recording artist, and music educator. He has been performing in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic regions since 1989 and continues stretching his boundaries.”

Coach Drew Postgame Media Availability vs. Milwaukee Bucks | Cleveland Cavaliers
Monday, March 19
9:30 PM ET
“Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew speaks with the media following Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena.”

The 3:59 | CNET
11:15 AM ET
“Hangout while CNET covers a multitude of stories from around the tech world. CNET staff will take your questions and comments in the chat.”

Nell Scovell in Conversation with John Oliver | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, March 20
7:30 PM ET
“John Oliver, the Emmy-award winning comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, joins Scovell to discuss her recently-published memoir — Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club.”

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Iris Apfel | 92nd Street Y
Wednesday, March 21
7:30 PM ET
“Hear from this singular personality and visionary when she sits down for a career-spanning conversation with New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis.”

Cohabitation: Cities, Nature, and the Evolving Ecosystem | Hammer Museum
Wednesday, March 21
10:30 PM ET
“Examine the intersection of the built environment and Los Angeles’s natural habitat as the region prepares for a hotter and more populous future that can challenge the dynamics between urban environments, wildlife, and nature.”

Family Concert: Who is Mary Lou Williams? | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday, March 23
“The Jazz for Young People series continues with an hour-long, interactive celebration of composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams. Families will learn the inspiring tale of a young woman who realized her dreams through determination, imagination, incredible talent, and a famously big heart.”