If Apple is Billie Eilish and Beastie boys docs itch for live gigs, so Bandsintown More could be for you. Coming to the Apple TV App Store today, the concert streaming service charges $ 9.99 per month for an “all access pass” to a revolving lineup of exclusive live performances. You can’t watch these shows on YouTube, Twitch, or Apple Music and each session includes a live chat that allows fans to comment and react in real time.
While the acts aren’t quite as big as the megastars that dominate the music streaming charts, there are still plenty of names that music lovers will recognize. Upcoming performances include electro-pop prodigy Charli XCX (who previously performed a virtual concert for Oculus and tide), Grammy nominated rockers Haim, indie warblers Whitney and a host of additional artists including Skullcrusher, serpentwithfeet, Dam-Funk, Emily Alyn Lind, Faye Webster, Devendra Banhart and Portugal. The man. Previous highlights have included Phoebe Bridgers, Arlo Parks, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy along with his two children.
Starting with a music list site, Bandsintown launched its concerts service with a new subscription model to help artists monetize their live broadcasts during the pandemic.