Artist Resources: Live-streaming

Live Streaming Tools: Software

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: Software
An overview of the most common live stream softwares: OBS and Stream Labs OBS.

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Live Streaming Tools: Facebook

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: Facebook
Facebook is a standard when it comes to social media. And with different groups of people gravitating toward platforms, adding your live streams to Facebook may get you a more diverse audience. 

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Live Streaming Tools: JamKazam

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: JamKazam
Rod the Fader Monkey here, I’m going to write a bit about JamKazam, a software/website combination that lets you and your bandmates jam over the internet. This is not really a tutorial on how to run JamKazam, as the tutorials and instructions on their website are quite good and there are lots of Youtube videos on how to. It’s more about the experience and what’s important to do, and what problems you might encounter and how to fix them. My classic rock band, Section 8, has been using JamKazam for a few weeks with a fair amount of success. We have had to complete some equipment upgrades to solve some problems, and so far it is working OK.   

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Live Streaming Tools: Twitch

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: Twitch
Although Twitch’s main audience are gamers, it is still a great live streaming service to stream your own content. People such as The8BitDrummer and laura8863 are great examples of musicians that use Twitch to stream their talents. Twitch even has categories called “Just Chatting”, “Music and Performing Arts”, “Art”, and even “Food and Drink” for people looking to watch some non-gaming streams. Even if you’ve never streamed before, you can start streaming on Twitch within 15 minutes. All you need is an account, and one of the broadcasting softwares listed below.

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Live Streaming Tools: Instagram

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: Instagram
Instagram is a platform that’s quickly gaining in popularity as a place for everyone to live stream.  This platform is limited to mobile, but still has useful features for reaching your followers.  Here’s what we’ve learned from our own experience with Instagram Live. 

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Live Streaming Tools: YouTube

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools: YouTube
YouTube is a platform that I’m sure we’re all familiar with for streaming content.  You may even have your own music up on your channel.  But of course you also have the option of live-streaming your content, so you can have an instant connection to your fans, wherever they may be, cozy at home.  Here we break down what you’ll need to get started live-streaming on YouTube.

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Live Streaming Tools for Artists

By Adrian Eitzen

Live Streaming Tools for Artists

The Good Company Productions Audio Team has compiled this collection of information, tips, tricks, and best practices to give you everything that you need to get yourself and your music out to the community during this self-isolation period.  We know right now it can feel like we’re very alone, but hopefully this will be able to help you reconnect with your fans and add some new friends to your social circle. 

We’ve broken it down by media platform, so that wherever you’re most comfortable, you’ll be able to share your art.  Take a read through the whole thing, or skip down to the platform you want to try out.  We’ve also included some reference resources for you to check out if you need more information!

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