The live sector of the music industry was badly affected by COVID-19 as artists have not been able to tour or gig for the last year. However, artists really did show their resilience and adaptability to the new version of performing live through great innovation and creativity. Live streaming concerts have become the new normal for fans to attend gigs and listen to their favourite artists. Check out my top 10 live stream concerts of 2020 👇
- Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish was due to do a sold out world tour for 2020 to promote her recent album ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, however it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas were one of the first artists to do a live stream concert as part of a campaign called ‘Verizon: Pay it Forward’. The campaign involved established artists performing virtual concerts to raise money for small businesses struggling during COVID-19.
2. John Legend
John Legend did an at home performance as part of the #TogetherAtHome concert series.
3. Elton John
Elton John was involved in the Together at Home concert series where he performed “I’m Still Standing”.
4. Zara Larsson
Zara Larsson did a live stream concert on YouTube in honour of International Women’s Day.
5. Chris Martin
Chris Martin performed a 30 minute virtual concert as part of the #TogetherAtHome series.