Online concert: 5 reasons to try it as a musician

By The Gigstarter Team on 01-12-2020

Live-online concerts are getting trendy: Billie Eilish, Metallica or Kylie Minogue jumped also on the band wagon. Make your fanbase aware of the online gig possibility! In these difficult times for live music, every opportunity should be considered. On Gigstarter you can be booked for a live online-concert. As a musician, performing live behind a screen presents some advantages, discover why you should start using and promoting it.

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online concertOnline concert by Dion Cuiper from the Netherlands

1. To give concert again

The show must go on, right? Okay, true, you're not going to live it on stage and feel the audience's emotions but it is a great substitute. This is the closest and easiest gig opportunity next to you. Playing the guitar or singing in front of your laptop screen will remind you these sensations. Besides, it is a nice way to jam and express your musical talent again. Wherever you are, whatever musical genres you play you suggest your fans to book you through Gigstarter for a private livestream.

2. To promote yourself

Suggesting virtual concerts can also be a great promotion and marketing tool for you. It shows that you are still active, trendy and that you find solutions to keep on entertaining your fans. As offline gigs are not possible anymore, creating content might have become more difficult for you. So, to interact with your community, we advise you to come up with the online gig idea and see their reactions, collect their opinions and suggestions. Who knows, some of them might book you in the end.

3. To be visible internationally

You can increase your visibility across Europe and the world. As an exemple, the band Niveau Chapeau received on offer request from an Italian client as they are PRO+ member on Gigstarter. She wanted to celebrate her 40th with live music, so she contacted them through Gigstarter and booked a live online jazz performance. Both really enjoyed this musical break. Time for you to promote this kind of shows !

This way you can have an online concert of Niveau Chapeau a Belgian band

4. To get money, money, money

As a musician, your revenue stream have been sharply reduced due to the Corona pandemic and the lockdown. Streaming live performances in private can guarantee an extra income in this hard period. If a client books you on Gigstarter, he won't have to add any commission fee to the cachet. So, all the money goes to your digital pocket. In addition, virtual gig are less stressful and costly for you as you do not have to travel to the location.

5. To spread happiness

The digital concert can be a great solution for remote family members to share a lovely moment and you can contribute to this. Even if it is a complete different experience than a real concert, you bring love, solidarity, happiness and you support live music events during the coronavirus outbreak. It can be a fantastic surprise for a birthday or an amazing gift for Christmas, do not hesitate to spread these ideas to your fans.

We also decided to create a livestream concert, see you on the 10th of December, to enjoy a private concert.

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