Fans who miss out on concert tickets, or who can’t afford an airfare to a city where a concert is being staged, could soon watch the event live on the internet.
And they could expect the viewing fee to be at least 60% cheaper than concert tickets, according to Kirsty Stewart, spokeswoman for Australian-owned online streaming service No Bad Seats.
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“One act we’re talking to has tickets over $100, but the suggestion is it might only cost $25 on No Bad Seats,” Stewart says.
HD video will be streamed from major concerts using the same vision that appears on the big screens at the venues, and fans watching online will be able to socialise with others via Facebook and Twitter feeds included on their screen.
Stewart says the service is not intended to stop people attending concerts but will allow fans who miss out on tickets to see the show.
No Bad Seats is currently negotiating with various artists, festivals and acts to webcast events, and expects to announce a firm lineup soon.
As music events become increasingly expensive, streaming services such as No Bad Seats appeal to consumers’ cost-conscious approach to entertainment. Why not develop your own music-inspired service?