Worldwide marketing efforts will be led by Loud & Live, the Miami-based entertainment, marketing, media & live events company. Video and film director Carlos Perez, of “Despacito” and “Vivir mi Vida” fame, will direct the special, which will stream from Miami.
This is certainly not the first livestream by a major artist since the shut down of major touring last year. Big names like J Balvin, Ricardo Montaner and most recently, Fito Páez, have played major livestreams.
But Anthony’s show seems poised to become the largest ticketed Latin livestream, thanks to the mix of the artist's strong live appeal coupled with a massive marketing and promotion effort that includes both local and international efforts.
“Our goal is to make this the biggest Latin global livestream to date,” says Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud & Live. “Marc is a huge ticket seller and a guy who sells out everywhere he goes. But can only do 100 shows a year. How do his fans [in far-flung places] see him?”
“The first thing we did was an analysis of social media to really understand where those Marc fans are,” adds Albareda, whose company counts marketing as one of its biggest strengths.
Based on the result of that analysis, Loud & Live partnered with local promoters in markets like Venezuela (Emporio Group), Tu Boleta (Colombia), Bizarro (Chile) and Planet Events (Spain). In these cases, the livestream is being treated as an actual live show with traditional marketing and promotion, including radio spots and out of home advertising like Billboards. Sponsors are also targeted by country. Walmart will be a U.S. sponsor, for example, while American Express and Avianca are coming in for Colombia.
According to Albareda, ticket prices will hover in the $20-$40 range in all territories. For those seeking a plus, there will be an after party hosted by Alex Sensation with an added bump to the ticket price.
“We think this is going to be an historic moment for a legendary artist,” says Michel Vega, co-founder and CEO of Magnus. “It’s a love letter from Marc to his fans after not performing for nearly a year.”