Chew is a music site made by musicians for music lovers and djs as well. The platform shows live video streams and enables to stream own performances live onto the net. At its about page Chew describes itself serving amateur djs as well as upcoming and professional musicians. Up to now 90000 shows have been produced and shown to a worldwide audience.
How live streaming works is described at getting started, furthermore an API is available to developers.
Live streaming today is a hot topic, sure. This concers popular topics like music or gaming as well as it is worth at all. A problem to streamers is to serve the various platforms. If this concerns you, the article Meta Live Streaming Service for 30+ Platforms is a recommended read. But simply listening is possible, too: Chew.tv.
Some time ago Mixlr has been introduced at this blog, a live broadcasting service offering functions to broadcast and record live music. Reason to mention this service again is a redesign with great features and new functions like social listening.
As the title already is telling it Mixlr has invented itself by a new interface resembling a radio tuner beside still offering its live broadcasting services, which do not require additional hardware. The tuner enables to choose live broadcasts of different genres by navigation with the mouse cursor. Furthermore social media functions have been added enabling social listening and the integration of live streams into Facebook. To stream live tracks may become integrated by connecting to the cloud hosting service Soundcloud and vice versa the upload of recorded mixes again to Soundcloud and other services is facilitated. For more visit Mixlr.
Stageit is a live video portal enabling musicians to perform in front of viewers and music listeners with the latter enjoying the performances for free. Musicians may show what ever they want, what in the case of Stageit means broadcasting a special event from anywhere or broadcast a concert or event. Especially broadcasting some private sessions from home or within a studio seems to be a nice idea, which enables fans to listen to something extraordinary and both parties to communicate over the integrated social networking facilities and chat. For more visit Stageit.