Inspiration

Virtually all events are canceled or postponed across the world due to COVID-19 pandemic losing billions of dollars. The live events workers are pleaing their governments for financial support

Meanwhile, Forbes and CNN reported that morale is low among medical workers and patients affected by COVID-19. And since most artists and live performers are not working due to cancellations and postponements of their events, we thought maybe they could play their part to help by entertaining and boosting the morale of medical workers and patients who are battling this coronavirus every day.

Therefore, the idea of live streaming virtual concerts to hospitals and medical centers was born. Every artistically talented individual from across the world can volunteer by live-streaming themselves remotely from their homes to perform to a live virtual audience in these medical centers.

What it does

We're currently running virtual concerts via live streaming for hospitals and medical centers to motivate and boost morale among medical workers and patients while they battle this coronavirus. We are streaming every week on YouTube.

During the performances by our online artists, people in the hospitals can make song requests, dedications and live chat.

Watch our upcoming virtual concert - Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12pm UTC

Watch our virtual artist Adam Pickard performing for Sarawak General Hospital on YouTube. You can make song requests here.

How we built it

We use YouTube live streaming via real-time streaming protocol (RTSP). Virtual artists connect to YouTube streaming server via OBS Studion broadcasting software. Song requests and dedications for each artist are available on our website powered by PHP, MYSQL, Javascript, CSS/HTML. We connect artists around the world with hospitals and medical centers affected with COVID-19.

Challenges we ran into

Language barrier in different countries.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Within the first week since we started (Apr 1), with one full-timer and one weekend coder, we recruited 30 artists (from US, UK, France, Malaysia), launched our first virtual concert with a hospital in Malaysia and published our website and virtual concert web app.

What we learned

People are willing to help whenever they can.

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