Billie Eilish Highlights Potential of Digital Entertainment
Trendsetter Billie Eilish has shaken up the music industry once again, having hosted a live concert stream for Halloween 2020. For music lovers, this was the only way to see and hear Eilish following the cancellation of her 2020 stadium tour in the wake of the global pandemic that has left people searching for alternative forms of entertainment, such as mobile casinos and video games.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter had been booked to perform at numerous venues in North America, including an April 2020 date in Vancouver. Fortunately, fans were able to enjoy Eilish perform online via a live stream hosted through her official website. The success could lead to more such virtual concerts being hosted in the coming months.
For Billie Eilish, her climb to superstardom has been rapid. At the age of 13, she first demanded attention after uploading a song entitled “Ocean Eyes” to the SoundCloud platform. Despite her young age, Eilish has already won five Grammy awards and sold more than 37 million in just the US. After releasing her debut album in 2019, this was supposed to be an even bigger year for the teenager.
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2020 a Brutal Year for Live Concerts
Billie Eilish isn’t the only performer to suffer the cancellation of a concert tour in 2020. An all-star line-up of performers has been impacted, with Billboard reporting cancellations for the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Korn, Rammstein, Beck, Kiss, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, and too many others to name at once.
Fortunately, Billie Eilish has proven that the show can go on by performing on live streams, and she hasn’t been the only artist to adopt this novel approach. With the help of Google, music lovers can easily search for any major upcoming live concert streams. There are now various platforms where artists are hosting performances and it can even help to monitor social media profiles for spontaneous announcements or impromptu performances with a lo-fi setup.
In fact, one of the breakthrough moments for this concept occurred back in July when Live Nation’s Life from Home concert was hosted. Metallica brought the opening night to a close on YouTube, with the Dave Matthews Band appearing two later. Thursday then saw the hosting of Lollapalooza 2020 across four days, featuring virtual sets from Alabama Shakes, LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding, OutKast, Jane’s Addiction, and more.
The Future of Concerts
As the pandemic rages on, there are still issues that must be resolved if concerts and festivals are to survive while the wait for a vaccine continues. It’s admirable that artists like Billie Eilish continue to provide their fans with entertainment. However, there are music professionals currently suffering a complete loss of earnings because they are unable to work without a physical setting to inhabit.
Worryingly, the industry will already have to cope with the scepticism of fans. Cosmopolitan reported in July that consumer insights platform Suzy conducted a survey in which 38% of respondents from the 21 to 31 age group don’t want to attend a concert until a vaccine emerges for Coronavirus. This shows that just convincing some prospective attendees to return to concerts shall be tough.
The Cosmopolitan article spoke with an array of artists and organisers from the music industry. On the side of the artists, it seems as if the majority of major performers are unwilling to return to stages until there is a proven vaccine that can be used. So, even with a fall in cases due to social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, this could prevent major concerts from being hosted in person. Of course, this approach could be tested if COVID-19 becomes a long-term presence and everyone is forced to live without a vaccine for longer than anticipated.
On a more positive note, the organisers are much more upbeat and intend to provide entertainment for their audiences. In the case of Tomorrowland, this epic electronic festival is going to be hosted online and even aspires to attract a larger audience than at the physical event. Although fans might not be able to attend, organisers can create broadcasting stages in a studio environment to ensure that events like the Billie Eilish live stream can be of the highest quality.