What a year it's been! At the beginning of 2020, Elton John, Celine Dion, Post Malone, and many, many more were filling arenas and ticket sales were continuing at a seemingly unstoppable pace. Now, in mid-December, we’re nine months out from the last proper concerts and tens of thousands of livestreams deep.
To be exact, we're 60,905 livestreams deep, according to data from Bandsintown from March 25 through Dec. 12. Throughout 2020, the concert discovery site has tracked livestream listings from nearly 20,000 artists and allowed fans to rsvp and directly click-through to watch their favorite artists’ broadcasts.
There was a massive surge at first, growing from an average of 139 streams per day in late March, to 307 in April and 391 in May. Following the initial boom, the volume of livestreams cooled but has stabilized and even rebounded in recent months. After four months of steady decline, the daily average rose by 16% in October and is pacing up 5% in December, with over 2,200 streams played through the 12th of the month.