Livestream concerts are here for good. Many musicians and music lovers have spent the last few months trying them out and quickly realized how valuable they are. Although nothing can replace live music performances, live streaming offers important benefits to artists and fans. It allows them to watch/watch concerts anywhere they want, provided an internet connection.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that every Livestream concert will be engaging. It’s important to distinguish between a professionally produced digital event, and one streamed from a smartphone. These five ideas will help you make your live streams more exciting.
Professional audio, video and lighting
Let’s start with the most important. If sound engineering or videography are not your strengths as a musician, you can be forgiven. It’s worth learning how to create great live streams, as live streaming is becoming more essential for independent musicians. If you see live streams as a major part of your future career, it is worth investing in equipment such as mixers, mics, cameras, and lighting. While live streaming is fine on your smartphone, professional sound and video will set you apart and attract a bigger and more enthusiastic audience.
Although you might be the most genuine musician on Earth, no one wants to watch you live in your bedroom. Although it can be difficult and requires thoughtful creativity, every musician can live to stream their performances in settings that are engaging and interesting for viewers. While it might be necessary to decorate your dorm or move your internet router to get coverage to a more interesting area in your backyard, your digital concert will be more professional and exciting.
Letting your audience shape your set
Live streaming is possible using the same interactive technology like live streaming. This allows musicians and fans to interact instantly. These interactions can be used to allow your fans to shape your set. This will make your digital shows more exciting and engaging. Whether it’s letting contest winners decide the order in which your songs will go or letting your fans vote on the songs they would like to hear next, these interactions are much more difficult to achieve during traditional shows. However, they add excitement and value to digital concerts.
Digital concerts and conventional shows are two completely different things. Many of the same elements that make festival and venue show exciting can also significantly enhance the live stream, especially when it is about surprises. Surprise guests, surprise announcements, new songs, special lighting, and other production assets can all be used to entertain and amaze your audience. You can make digital concerts boring and repetitive or make them memorable through the surprises throughout the show.
Make it extra special by going all out.
Live streams are not worth the investment if you think they are poor substitutes for regular concerts. You’ll soon see the potential of live streams if you understand that they are separate events. Livestreams can be transformed into events that fans will remember and look forward to by going above and beyond to make them special. Digital concerts can use the same creativity and innovation that you use to make traditional concerts memorable but differently. Livestreams, on the other hand, are intimate and more intimate than shows that take place on large stages. Making these events memorable might prove more difficult for some musicians than others.
Although it may take some time to figure out the best way to make your live streams stand out, you’ll be glad.