Ten bucks gets fans access to at least two dozen real-time concert streams per month.
Live events discovery hub Bandsintown is bringing a new revenue model to the livestream space, hoping to capitalize on the industry's rapid growth. Today (Jan. 12), it launches Bandsintown PLUS, a subscription-based service where fans pony up $9.99 per month (after a seven-day free trial) to access more than 25 exclusive livestreamed shows, interviews and original series monthly.
Bandsintown has already signed up an all-star roster of talent: The debut lineup includes Toro y Moi, Melissa Etheridge, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Flying Lotus, while the February lineup name-checks Tycho, Waxahatchee, Omar Apollo and Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold. Currently, the feature is only available in the U.S.
"We thought that there was an opportunity to create a new model to leverage the relationship between the artist and Bandsintown using the data we've collected over the past year due to the pandemic," Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sergent tells Billboard. "We are trying to create a platform which is really different and unique in its ability to curate an innovative experience build around live shows. No live shows that are prerecorded, but shows that really are live and can include fan Q&A interviews and direct interaction with artists."