Inspiration

2020 has been marked by a devastating pandemic and many, many industries have suffered the consequences. One that has been hit hard is the music industry, where many to all mass gatherings, concerts, festivals and other events have been canceled, if not forbidden. We wanted to offer an alternative source for artists to generate revenue in these harsh times by allowing them to perform unique, live online performances that are monetised. In addition to that, we are a not-for-profit organisation: the major part of the generated revenues are redistributed directly to the artists, with up to 90%.

What it does

Artists Unlimited (AU!) is a live streaming platform for artists to live stream performances and generate revenue, for venues to broaden their audience and for fans to enjoy quality live performances in new and innovative ways.

How we built it

The platform is built on Wix with integration of various external components.

Challenges we ran into

Building a full fledged streaming site with limited technology and ressources.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

There has been less than a month between the moment the team met and the organisation of the first Belgian Livestream Festival, but me made it happen: we sold 2000 online tickets, streamed to 41 different countries during 10 hours with 8 major performing artists in full HD.

What we learned

Building a whole new platform from scratch involves a lot of different aspects, Partners, needs a lot of very different skills sets and is a huge challenge for everyone involved. But with the right people and mindset, we can achieve incredible challenges in incredible short time.

What's next for Artists Unlimited

After a successful proof of concept festival, we have focused on launching and opening our platform to the public and are hosting various musical events with artists around the world. The coming month are dedicated to further developing the features so that artists, venue and more can actively and autonomously host their own streaming events on our platform.

Our mission and vision

Artists Unlimited (AU!) is a live streaming platform for artists to live stream performances and generate revenue, for venues to broaden their audience and for fans to enjoy quality live performances in new and innovative ways.

AU! hosts a platform that provides high-end live-performance streaming services behind a paywall which offers a strong value proposition to three important stakeholders: -       venues and festivals, through ticketed, curated stages on the AU! online platform to complement their brick and mortar clubs or halls, -       artists and managers,  through access to a wider community of subscribing fans to spark fan engagement and drive revenue, before, during and after a live performance, and -       fans, through a continuous offering of once-in-a-lifetime true live performances, no recorded music.

Unlike other streaming platforms, our platform is not-for-profit and aims at channeling the generated revenue back to the artists as much as possible. We call the platform “AU!” from the conviction that it can ease the pain in the music industry. As we like to say: the show must go online.

Built With

  • api
  • backend
  • corvid
  • data-hook
  • dataset
  • events
  • forms
  • functions
  • hmac
  • hmac-authentication
  • http
  • javascript
  • json
  • jsw
  • livechat
  • node.js
  • packages
  • references
  • secret
  • signature
  • wowza
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