IQ teams up with Wide Days for Focus special
IQ is joining forces with Scottish music convention Wide Days for this week’s virtual IQ Focus session, which will shine a light on the team behind Laura Marling’s pioneering live stream shows in London earlier this year.
The panel, Laura Marling – A Streaming Success is taking place as part of this year’s virtual Wide Days conference (23 to 25 July), and will be aired on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday 23 July at 4 p.m. BST/ 5 p.m. CET.
To access the rest of the Wide Days programme, purchase a ticket here.
In June, Laura Marling made history with two, back-to-back shows at London’s Union Chapel, with the first performance livestreamed to Europe and the second exclusively for North America.
Selling over 6,000 tickets, the gigs proved that it’s not just stadium acts that can generate revenue from broadcasting to an online audience.
IQ is joining forces with Scottish music convention Wide Days for this week’s virtual IQ Focus session
Key figures who helped make Marling’s vision a reality will come together on the panel to discuss how the shows can serve as a template for other acts.
Chaired by music industry consultant Tina Hart, panellists include ATC Management’s Ric Salmon, who was a driving force behind the Union Chapel shows and has since set up ticketed livestreaming business, Drift; Amy Oldham of Dice, who provided the ticketing and one of the livestreaming platforms for Marling’s concerts; and award-winning director Giorgio Testi of Pulse Films, who was in charge of filming the shows.
Additional members of the panel are yet to be announced.
Read IQ Magazine’s feature on Laura Marling and the rise of the paid live stream here.
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