How to Monetise Live Streaming

The Independent Musicians and Performers Community wants to spotlight the fact that as gigs, concerts, tours and festivals are cancelled, musicians and performers will be unable to play in front of significant live audiences for the foreseeable future. Some of our members have asked for advice on what software or streaming platforms to use and how can this community help them monetise live streaming. The monetisation of live streaming is possible in a few different ways. The most straightforward one is via donations, which is pretty quick and simple to set up via PayPal.

Having spent a couple of days looking for sound advice and guidance I found this blog which was sent in by one of our members. Fellipe Baldauf, so thanks very much Fellipe.

The blog has been specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. Check out the blog, it is very comprehensive and we found it very useful.

I hope you agree the blog is brilliant and not to be missed as essential reading, the writers are non political, non self promoting whilst provide extremely free advice useful lists and links to information on very topical subjects such as: Emergency Funding, International Resources, Best Practices for Online Teaching, Online Platforms, Health and Mental Health Resources, Temporary and Remote Job Opportunities and Events.

Example of bands streaming live concerts because of coronavirus include Orange and Gnash.

Code Orange drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan told Newsweek that they decided to perform the concert after making every effort to have it happen as planned. He said after all the work put in, the hardcore idols had to do the show at least once.

“We need to make two versions of this plan. One: that we could maybe still do this, with the show, because we don’t know what’s going to happen going forward,” Morgan told Newsweek. “Another: we do it empty-arena match style and be the first ones to do it, and try to give everyone the show we’ve been working so hard on, and turn this negative to at least a little bit of a positive or something enjoyable for people who like heavy music.”

We have just registered to a live broadcast with Vimeo entitled: “How to Plan a virtual event: Vimeo’s live production experts tell all”.

Greg Palmer, Senior Producer at Vimeo states that: “As businesses and organizations shift their in-person event strategies to virtual experiences, Vimeo’s live production team is here to help navigate these changes successfully under tight deadlines. We can provide expert advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences”. The broadcast includes:

  1. Why live streamed events make sense as a supplement for in person events
  2. How Vimeo’s virtual package is helping organisations quickly pivot to online experiences
  3. Why and when businesses should partner with a third partner production service
  4. Customer stories of working with Vimeo’s live production team for their virtual event.

That’s it for now folks, Mel and I hope that you found this useful and share with like-minded people that might benefit.

Written by Shena Mitchell and Mel Croucher founding directors of

Published by Jeeni

I am a founding director of Jeeni. Jeeni is an online platform for independent musicians and performers. Jeeni is for everyone and anyone creative: musicians, voice-artists, performers, poets, singer-songwriters ... hey, the list is endless. We aim to connect, collaborate, share and support each other, while we have fun and make a real difference.

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