5 Advantages of Virtual Concerts

Jul 2, 2021

With live events slowly starting to return after a year-long hiatus, Broadcast Management Group is excited to get back to live, in-person events.

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With live events slowly starting to return after a year-long hiatus, Broadcast Management Group is excited to get back to live, in-person events. While the past 12+ months of remote and virtual productions have been challenging, like any disruption, it has shed some light on new and improved ways of producing content.

As you assess the pros and cons of holding an in-person concert, we wanted to share our list of the top 5 advantages of virtual concerts.

With virtual concerts, there’s never a bad seat

Often at concerts, you either have to pay top-dollar to get a good view, or you have to show up very early to secure a prime spot in front of the stage. However, with virtual concerts, everyone has the same view! With a live, multi-camera virtual production, your at-home audience will get an even closer look at artists on stage from several angles. There is never a bad seat at a virtual concert, and you never have to worry about a tall person in front of you!

Same format as a live show

Advantages of virtual concertsVirtual concerts on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook tend to focus only on one artist. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Opening acts with up-and-coming talent can help get your audience excited and add value to the experience. And with a virtual concert, the opening act doesn’t have to be a local act. One of the many benefits of remote production is you gain exposure to talent anywhere in the world. With a virtual concert, your opening act can join from an entirely different city or even an entirely different country.

Drive engagement for your virtual concert with a live chat

If you’ve been to a live concert, you know it’s next to impossible to converse with friends or fellow concert-goers. A feature that sets virtual shows apart from in-person concerts is the chat feature.  A live chat feature allows fans to interact in a manner that can’t be replicated during a live concert. At-home viewers can even submit song requests and interact directly with the artist.

Virtual concerts let you reach a larger audience

Many venues are still not operating at max capacity as social distancing requirements are still being lifted. And even at max capacity, there’s a set number of spectators that any live music venue can hold. With live-streaming, the event has endless opportunities to reach fans anywhere in the world.

Pre-tape based on artist availability 

Have you ever wanted to showcase an artist at your event, but the timing didn’t quite match up? Maybe the artist was interested in performing but had a prior commitment on the day of your event. With a virtual concert, scheduling and location barriers are much easier to overcome. Pre-taping a concert and playing it back during an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event helps to mitigate scheduling and logistical challenges.

Contact us to learn more about how Broadcast Management Group can help produce your next virtual concert.

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  • Andrew Ryback Reply
    2018-03-07 21:55:41

    We're glad you found this to be useful, Margaux. Let us know if there's anything we can help with.

  • Margaux Ford Reply
    2018-03-07 05:57:06

    I appreciate the tips on hiring a production staffing company to have more time to focus on the creative aspects of the project. Hiring a production crew is a tedious task, and can take up much of your time. We're currently working on a huge production, and I'll share this article with my boss so he'll consider on delegating the recruitment to a staffing company. I like that you mentioned that staffing company can ensure to have the right team onboard for the project. Thanks!

  • Robert McWilliams Reply
    2017-10-31 19:05:18

    Todd:I have an ad agency in addition to our production company. We put one of our clients on OTT two months ago up in Nevada. Seems to be working!Thanks again for the work earlier this month.Rob

  • Nicole Rohde Reply
    2017-05-27 22:28:45

    Hey Andrew, Any word as to whether or not the Jokers will be back for Comic Con this year? Please let me know. Thanks!!!

  • Aaron Estabrook Reply
    2017-02-23 16:26:57

    I'll be tuning in for sure!

  • David Patton Reply
    2015-01-16 13:16:02

    Interesting blog post Andrew. For those who are nearly ready to cut the cord, but still want access to key channels such as ESPN, I'd recommend checking out Dish Network's new service, Sling TV. It provides access to a handful of channels for $20/month.https://gigaom.com/2015/01/15/sling-tv-details-price-devices-networks-resolution-bandwidth/

  • Andrew Ryback Reply
    2015-01-13 14:44:19

    Go for it! I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive about pulling the plug at first, but honestly, the transition away from DirecTV has been seamless. The only missing link is live sports, but there are a few work arounds depending on what sports you watch. Good luck!

  • Gregory Hart Reply
    2015-01-13 06:35:00

    While I am part of the 55 year old demographic that still has TV boxes and does TV viewing, I do my viewing using DVRs and networked PCs playing video files from an in-home server. I too have noticed that I view a handful of shows on a regular basis and have found various other sources for these shows. And now it has gotten to the point to where I am seriously considering ending my very long relationship with DirecTV and going streaming. Working in the TV industry also helped to open eyes to this as well. This transition from "old" TV is coming and the networks (Les Moonves, I am looking at you!) had better plan for it.

  • Gary Reply
    2013-08-08 09:44:39

    You've left out a HUGE part of this story by not mentioning Howard Stern's effect on the Sharknado buzz! #siris-ly

  • Marybeth Harrison Reply
    2013-08-07 14:46:29

    I can almost hear the theme song from Jaws as I read your post!