Veeps have announced a premium streaming platform including a suite of consumer apps that allows fans to watch live music shows from popular musicians directly from the homescreen of their TV or mobile device, making the experience of streaming concerts even better. The apps launch with an incredible lineup of upcoming concerts, including global dance superstar GALANTIS at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the enduring folk rock music duo of INDIGO GIRLS, GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic blues-rock band KALEO (also live from Red Rocks), and KINGS OF LEON’s upcoming sold out O2 Arena show in London.
Veeps apps are available for free download on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android, making it the most complete app coverage of any concert streaming service. While Veeps has always made live and on-demand concerts available through veeps.com, today’s release brings top quality live music directly onto a viewer’s TV without the need to cast from a phone, screen-share, or deal with obnoxious cables. For individuals who enjoy watching shows from anywhere, the phone and tablet experience has been enhanced to the native app quality that customers expect from premium entertainment providers. Concerts are accessible as a pay-per-view option from within the apps.
“We think that the future of concert streaming is fans in all corners of the globe having access to every tour, and getting concert streams natively into TVs and phones is a gamechanger for artists and their fans. It puts Veeps shows right next to your favorite TV show, documentary or blockbuster movie and gives live concerts the same viewability and discoverability as any other type of premium content. Artists are already out there working and touring, so creating more opportunities for them to reach new and existing fans helps make the most of every tour. And the quality of our apps and the new platform makes these shows premium experiences for fans watching on Veeps. With Live Nation, we continue to build a network with global reach that will help artists continue to grow and we’re excited about where this is going,” said Joel Madden, co-founder of Veeps and frontman of Good Charlotte
With COVID having had a significant impact on live, in-person concerts over the previous two years, watching music livestreams has become a firmly established fan behavior that shows no signs of abating. According to a survey done in late 2021, four out of five consumers planned to continue watching music livestreams once in-person concerts resumed entirely. Over 90% of respondents said they would pay for a livestream of a performance they wanted to see in person but couldn’t because of scheduling conflicts – an important insight for musicians looking to grow their live audiences beyond physical tour stops. According to an analysis of Veeps ticket buyers for hybrid performances, almost 90% of concert stream viewers were not in the local market of the in-person concert, demonstrating that streaming gives fans more access to their favorite musicians.
Veeps’ app release is another step in ensuring that the world’s best live music is available wherever consumers consume content across the world. Veeps was revealed in March as the exclusive concert streaming platform to be included in Verizon’s new concert and entertainment center, +play. This follows an announcement last year to partner with Live Nation to install cutting-edge camera equipment that enables turnkey livestreaming in a number of music venues across the United States, including House of Blues Chicago and New Orleans, The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Irving Plaza in New York, The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, and Dos Equis Pavillion in Dallas, TX.