The longer this lockdown goes on, the more artists are finding different ways to experiment with the format of livestreams – and also to charge for them.
Country star Tim McGraw is the latest example. He’s going to be holding a “unique all-live album premiere” event on 22 August, broadcasting from Nashville to tie in with his new album’s release.
“Tim McGraw is inviting all fans to participate in a one-time-only performance to share the stories behind the new songs,” explains the splash site. “Together with his band, McGraw will play some old favorites along with new tracks. Up-close and live, this will be an intimate performance with interaction and connection for everyone watching.”
So, a mixture of performance and chat – the latter including bringing out some of the songwriters who collaborated on the new album. This might sound like a promotional event, but it’s not free: tickets will cost $15.