Rolling into the summer, artists are continuing to be creative with their direct-to-fan engagement in the absence of traditional concerts. Some acts have performed drive-in concerts for packed parking lots. A very small few have performed concerts at traditional venues at reduced capacity to comply with social distancing regulations. And many continue to play from their living rooms, backyards, or the Grand Canyon via livestream to fans around the world.
As previously reported, Bandsintown continues to track livestreams across all digital platforms. In the week of June 10-16, artists played 1,817 livestreams, while 2,003 new listings were created via Bandsintown artist pages.
These counts are down from late April and early May, when livestream totals were about 3,000 per week, but have remained steady over the last few weeks and increased by 12 percent (new event listings) and 7 percent (livestreams played) this week.