Stream and Monetize Live Performances Using StageIt

May 24, 2011

2:00 pm

If you’re a recording artist, reaching as many fans as possible has gotten easier with live-streaming performances, but making money from live-streaming has not been easy to do until now.  San Francisco-based startup StageIt enables artists to stream and monetize live performances while interacting with their fans in real time.

Relying on his 20 years of experience in the music industry, Evan Lowenstein, CEO, launched StageIt in fall 2010 after he realized, as an artist himself, that there were some untapped needs that new content business models and revenue strategies needed to address.

The unique online fan experiences that StageIt offers are not archived or duplicated for distribution.  Artists can choose when they want to perform, for how long and how much they want to charge, and they can receive instant feedback on their performance via the Tip Jar feature, which allows fans to tip them in real time. The platform also greatly complements and activates other traditional and digital promotional and networking tools artists are already using.

Since October 1, 2010, artists who have performed on StageIt include a very eclectic group: Jimmy Buffett, KORN, Rusted Root, Lisa Loeb, Big Kenny, Plain White T’s, and Debbie Gibson, just to name drop a few.

If you, or any of your friends, are in the recording industry, be sure to stop by Tech Cocktail Los Angeles tonight, where they are one of our showcased startups.

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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