The Daily Headliner – 26
Economics of Livestreams
Livestreaming is seeing a boom in content due to COVID-19 from artists going live on social media or full-scale concerts online. The Economist analyzes livestreaming’s impact on live music.
Beastie Boys and Rick Rubin
Here are a good listen and read about the relationship between producer Rick Rubin and The Beastie Boys. Start first with this episode of the Broken Record podcast then this interview with Rubin in The Washington Post.
Concerts and Cars
Drive-in concerts are starting to catch on with Garth Brooks performing virtually at 300 theaters this past weekend and Live Nation announcing its first series. This Forbes article takes a look at the role of the car in this new world.
Chase Rice Backlash
Country artist Chase Rice is at risk of major backlash after hosting a live concert Saturday night at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. While the venue supposedly reduced its capacity, social distancing and mask wearing were largely out of fashion in the crowd.
Check out the 2-hour Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert from Global Citizen.
Daily Virtual Concerts
Live Nation puts the “live” in livestream. Get your concert fix with daily livestream performances.