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.
Both services have most common features and intentions by streaming live out of club and from festivals and aiming to foster the scene and bringing musicians, fans and locations closer. But opposed to Liveamp, which additionally has some crowd funding features and supports all kind of music talents, BE-AT.TV is specialized in electronic music of all genres.
The website provides live streams and shows recordings of whole shows. By this whole dj sets played at clubs and festivals worldwide become available to be listened and viewed. Great stuff. To get into the scene visit the website of BE-AT.TV.
Live streaming and podcasting are current top trends. Especially podcasting is booming. Despite of this the services are coming and going by time and so it is remarkable that Mixlr is on the market at least since five years, when a first post appears on this blog about its Live Musik Broadcasting Service, which introduced it as a live streaming service for small events.
Mixlr managed it to stay in the market and to add new features. Formerly it has been a service offering live streaming for a reasonable price. Now the basic service is free and two kinds of premium accounts are available offering additional features.
Further features beside the pure broadcasting are offered at all as well now. There are social media features enabling following and live chat. Like formerly the integration of live streams into Facebook and Twitter accounts and into websites is available. A new feature enables to record the live shows and to export the recorded shows to services like Dropbox, Mixcloud, SoundCloud and others. And by this the podcast is made. Like formerly the service is available via the web and additionally by apps enabling mobile live streaming now. To get further information visit Mixlr.
Who knows Coachella? Wikipedia does, it is a music and art festival in Indio in California, which happens yearly since 1999. The music is a mix of electro, hip hop and indie rock accompanied by art installations and performances. Further information is available at the Coachella homepage, where you get the time of the beginning as well. Here is the YouTube channel of the three days festival: Coachella Channel on YouTube.
And this weekend another great event is streamed live on YouTube. PSY, the maker of Gangnam Style, a music video reaching for the first time one billion streams, is introducing his new single called „Gentleman“ live and during a concert on YouTube as well. To get your time visit the official YouTube blog post about this event and here is the official PSY channel on YouTube.
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.