Bandsintown has tracked over 50,000 livestreams since March 25.
Over the course of six months, the live music landscape has adapted to COVID-related restrictions, limiting in-person gatherings that once drove the touring industry. And while artists have been diversifying their methods of direct-to-fan engagement, fans are now responding with increased interest, opening their wallets as their favorite artists continue to open their homes.
In addition to socially distanced concerts and drive-in events, livestreams exploded in popularity, hitting a high of 3,173 new events added to Bandsintown the week of April 29. The total number of livestream listings on Bandsintown.com recently surpassed the 50,000 mark, currently averaging 1,250-1,500 new events each week.
One way that Bandsintown tracks consumer interest in live events is ticket clicks for paid livestreams and IRL (in-real-life) events and "Notify Me" and "Watch Live" clicks for free livestreams.