Everyone knows Bandsintown, the concert app that sends you notifications about tours and bands playing in your city. Of course, live concerts have been absent from everyone’s life for a while, and notifications have only been sent to make us aware of live streams.
Bandsintown has just announced Bandsintown PLUS, a new service that allows you to access over ‘25 live shows a month’ for just $9.99 a month. Every time a live stream event is asking you to buy a ticket, it could be $5, $10, $15, or even $20, depending on the artist’s fame, and it can be costly for just watching an event behind a computer. I must admit that I haven’t bought many tickets since the beginning of the pandemic as this is far from being a satisfying substitute for a live experience. I am probably not the only one there.
According to a press release, the new service ‘democratizes and revolutionizes the live music experience, directly supporting artists in the process.’ Besides live concerts, it also promises exclusive interactive events with artists, Q&As, live chats, and exclusive interviews. It would bring artists and fans closer during these difficult and lonely times.
January and February will feature performances from many artists such as Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, Flying Lotus, Empress Of, Jeff Tweedy, Toro y Moi, Tycho, Little Dragon, Omar Apollo, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Waxahatchee…
They are offering a 7-day free trial and are currently giving away 1-year subscriptions ($99 value) to ten lucky fans. You just have to tag a friend in the comments of their Instagram page for a chance to win.
If you are a fan of live streams, it certainly is a deal, but you have to love watching someone playing an acoustic set in the comfort of his or her living room or a deserted venue. Empty churches seem to be popular. If I understand correctly these events very rarely feature full bands, for obvious reasons, but if you are a die-hard fan of several of these artists, I somewhat understand the appeal for just $9.99 a month.
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