NO, I’m not talking about watching 23 low-res clips on the trot and calling that watching a free gig.
Perhaps influenced by U2′s YouTube webcast of their 360 concert, it’s been reported that a new website will allow fans to watch concerts for free, “choosing from five different camera angles as they watch”. Or so they said.
Called BillboardLive.com, it’s a site that lets you can watch Alicia Keys, Usher, David Archuleta, Daughtry and other artists “yet to be announced”. And you can select from five different camera views, too.
Furthermore, you can use Twitter or Facebook during the webcast without leaving the show. Plus, it’s available on iPhone too. Founder Michael Williams says the site is “reconnecting artists with their fans, for free,” reported AP.
Of course, this might pose problems to artistes who have to connect to their fans for a fee, otherwise they, their children and who-have-you will starve to death. But hey, if your name is Usher or Daughtry, I seriously doubt that you’ll be severely inconvenienced by this.