Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Concert Window offers viewers the ability to watch concerts live from home, with two-thirds of profits going to artists and venues.
As camera technology and distribution platforms have vastly improved in quality, it has become much easier to watch live events online. While this method of viewing entertainment is typically reserved for sporting events and smaller events like awards shows, it’s also a great way to watch a concert you might otherwise not be able to attend (due to your location, ticket prices, or a variety of other factors). Major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella already offer a selection of sets available for live stream via YouTube or their own respective websites, giving fans the chance to see the sets from a new perspective (and from home). Although nothing can replace the experience of hearing live music played in a room with a group of other fans, Concert Window offers the best alternative to the concert-going experience. The site describes itself as a “live online music venue,” which means that it offers live shows to viewers via a computer browser, tablet or mobile phone.
Concert Window maintains a schedule of its live shows, allowing viewers to plan in advance which concerts they’d like to see the most. The bands and artists that host shows on the site come from a wide variety of genres, giving all types of music fans enough options to find something they’ll enjoy. Users can browse shows going on at the same time and watch a free preview for a few minutes before making a choice. Viewers can then buy virtual “tickets” to a show, while being assured that 70% of the profits go directly to the artist performing. Although the site doesn’t broadcast major performances such as the aforementioned Coachella or Bonaroo, it offers viewers an awesome opportunity to discover new artists. The best part of the site is also the platform it provides for bands to broadcast their own performances. The only thing required is a computer, an Internet connection and a webcam/microphone. Bands can customize how they want to monetize their performance (with free-to-view being an option). After the performance is completed, payment is processed via Paypal or check within the next 24 hours. There’s an application process involved in order to book a show on Concert Window, but that only further ensures that the quality of artists remains high. The site is an awesome, revolutionary way that fans can connect with artists (and vice versa), performing live but not limited by location, venue, or any other factors that can make it difficult to attend a concert.