For over a year it has been impossible for fans of live music to attend a concert worthy of the name. Some artists have put on virtual shows to live on an intermediary screen. This will set up the Spotify platform starting next week. Indeed, the main music streaming platform will have a number of “live” recorded performances that will be accessible for a fee.
A series of “virtual concerts” on Spotify
From May 27th, it will therefore be possible to access a live performance of The Black Keys via the spotify.live website, which was recorded in the Blue Front Café. The rest of the program includes performances by Rag’n’Bone Man, Bleachers, Leon Bridges and finally Girl in Red of around 60/75 minutes with one new concert per week. On the pricing side, you have to pay a $ 15 bill to have the right to see every performance.
The company has not said whether future events will be real live performances, merely hinting for the time being that this concert series will begin with the five recorded virtual concerts listed above. Note that tickets can be bought by anyone, including those who do not have a premium Spotify subscription. However, you need to create a free account in order to view the concert in question.
“As some parts of the world begin to open up, we are realizing that not everyone is comfortable or able to attend events in person. These shows allow fans to discover and support their favorite artists while immersing them in the performance-like experience they crave, ”explains Spotify.
This virtual concert series was developed in collaboration with Driift. We envision that this initiative will not be limited to these five performances and Spotify could therefore regularly offer new concerts (live or not) that can be heard through its platform. Note that Spotify is arriving a little late in this segment of the virtual concert as other companies like Mandolin, Single Music, or even Veeps have occupied this niche during the pandemic. “The show has to go on,” as a certain Farrokh Bulsara said.