An Australian company, ran by an Irish man, has the antidote to the damage that Corona Virus is doing to the global music industry that has seen thousands of gigs and live events being cancelled! Netgigs is a new online service that will help musicians to bring live music to audiences no matter where they are.
Netgigs, a new online live music streaming service, was officially launched this month to bring live music performances to audiences no matter where they are. Netgigs allow Artists/Entertainer the platform to stream their live performances from their home to their fans worldwide direct from their video and audio device on their pay-per-view platform that returns significant royalties back to the artists.
Netgigs Founder and Managing Director Joe Ward is a South Australian musician with a professional background in business and technology. He started Netgigs with a mission to provide the ability for artists to reach their fans that couldn’t make it to their live shows for whatever reason (such as rural living, tickets sold out, too young for licensed venues, work/family commitments on the night of the show or limited physical ability making a live concert experience difficult). He also identified that live streaming can be a new way for artists to monetise their music through selling a streaming ticket to their shows.
In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, Netgigs is now, more than ever, a relevant way for live music to continue to be played to audiences across the world.
Ward says “The global music industry is taking, and will continue to take, a massive financial hit due to the Corona Virus for the foreseeable future. Tours and live shows are being cancelled and the economic impact this will have for artists and venues will be catastrophic.”
“Our ground-breaking service will be a major enabler for artists, allowing audiences to continue to experience live music performances from their lounge-rooms, or wherever they might be, using a mobile device.” He says.
In 2018 Netgigs was introduced to the music industry as a selected participant in the BIGTECH program at BIGSOUND. Being involved in the BIGTECH program opened the way for Netgigs to live stream shows like the Australian National Live Music Awards and other major gigs in Australia and Ireland. Netgigs are now looking to assist national and international bands to reach their fans throughout this time of uncertainty and help them to generate much needed income to ensure their future.
“We also want to help music industry workers through this economic downturn by donating a percentage of online ticket sales to organisations like Support Act, who are dedicated to providing support to artists, crew and other industry workers who are affected by the show cancellations” says Ward.
Netgigs have given the Artist back the power to make money from their gigs with a platform that means they can film and stream the shows no matter where they are direct to their fans. They have also negotiated music licensing with major international music rights agencies ensuring musicians receive royalties for every single Netgigs ticket sold.
IF you are in a label, booking agency, management, or in a band and want to find out more about Netgigs and how you can reach your fans, contact Joe and the Netgigs team via email at email@example.com