A new, free 24/7 livestreaming service and online venue, Volume, launched last Friday, March 12. The Platform plans to bring a personalized experience for both artists and their fans.
Volume offers aspiring performers a space to build their audience and fund their passion. All fans on Volume have free, front-row seats to experience and chat with their favorite artists.
“We’ve explored this concept for a while, but when the world shut down, it became clear how necessary it was to launch Volume”. said Ben Holst, Director of Creative Media and Brand Development for Volume.
“There are so many talented artists and performers without a home to showcase their talent, and so many people missing their favorite artists. This solution made perfect sense”. Volume provides artists a platform to and make money off their fan base.
Volume is Helping Artists Across The World
The platform is also creating opportunities for select artists to promote and create new music. They plan on doing this by offering a recording contract through Volume Records. Artists will can also receive studio time to record and distribute to radio stations.
In addition, Holst said, “We had the intention of giving aspiring and established performers — across all genres — an equal platform. We feel that this will be a powerful and useful venue, regardless of the state of touring. We aren’t a noisy, cluttered space like other platforms. Instead, we are a supportive community of artists, music lovers and multimedia enthusiasts.”
In 2020, the livestreaming sector grew by 99% in terms of hours watched. With more artists and fans utilizing livestreaming services, it’s important to have an option that benefits both artists and their consumers like Volume.
After toying with the website a little, it is similar to Twitch.com. However, it is more music centric, making it easy to find talented underground acts. You can tip musicians and even send in request for them to play. Overall, it seems like a great platform for artist to get their name out during a pandemic. The best part is, you don’t even have to sign up for an account to just listen in. So far my favorite band I’ve heard was The Main Squeeze. They truly had a live concert feel, and it was great new music.