New and creative outlets and revenue streams are possible for artists on the internet. Have you heard of STAGEIT.COM? I just read about and surfed through the Stageit.com website and I’m impressed with the platform that it offers for artists to host live events online … and make money.
Via the Stageit.com website an artist can invite fans to join live events, concerts and jam sessions via the internet. The interesting twist is that an artist can use a laptop to record and transmit their live performance (strumming guitar in their kitchen or recording in a studio.. etc) to their fans… who buy cheap tickets to tune into the concert from their own laptops. Ticket prices vary and can range from ‘pay what you wish’ to a couple of dollars. Stageit.com advertises that it gives artists up to 60% (sixty percent) of the ticket sales. While I might prefer to see 80%-90% going to the artist… 60% isn’t too shabby.
Another fun feature of the website is that fans viewing the Stageit.com performances can tip to request songs and can also use Twitter to chat with performers.
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.
For more info on this topic see —>http://www.stageit.com/ and http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/evan-lowensteins-stageit-a-live-music-site-02092012.html; @iplegalfreebies and www.kasterlegal.com.