I’m sure everyone here has their feed bombarded by people going live the past few days. While I do find it positive that artists are finding things to do during these difficult times, I can’t help but wonder who the heck tunes in. Last time I checked, Boiler Room Live videos on Youtube has barely 60 viewers. Thats one of the biggest electronic music platforms.
Personally, I much rather listen to an hour set on my own time. I can’t imagine someone going like, oh I need to go home now to catch that stream. Even if I was home, what are the odds of me being free during that set?
I feel online streaming makes sense for a certain type of content that would be improved by having a real time communication between the creator and the audience (e.g. courses, talks).
While I do think ‘going live’ creates a bit of buzz regardless whether people tune in or not, making it the next cool thing, it makes me feel like what you’re doing is just messing around rather than taking time to plan and properly record something.
Maybe i’m hating a bit, but I just feel baffled by this. Am I missing something?