I'm watching a live concert with http://hangoutparty.com/ Really great idea for a musician to get found. wonder what you think? (He discovered the Hansens and Jonas Brothers, and was the "woof woof" voice on "Who Let the Dogs Out?")in a Google+ hangout and it's quite good. She's been singing for five hours so far.
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- It's a bit of a complex setup they have.
Using Livestream to broadcast from a feed in a G+.Hangout
Very similar to the idea that Stickam use for group chat.Jul 24, 2011
- I wonder how Google will be able to handle the Hangout traffic once it is available to more users? Is that why Livestream is used to help with the load?Jul 24, 2011
- Google/You Tube have done a Livestream concert from the Sydney Opera House earlier this year to an audience online of 30 million peeps, so it is possible!Jul 24, 2011
- 30 Million? Unbelievable.Jul 24, 2011
- Jul 24, 2011
- Lately, live streaming of concerts has been a terrific way for bands to connect with audiences, of course. If doing it through Hangout enables an artist to reach people they couldn't reach through, say, LiveStream, then it's a good weapon to deploy. Daria Musk used Hangoutparty.com, which appears to be an aggregator/promoter of hangouts, to both promote the event and stream it to a broad audience simultaneous with the actual hangout. She obviously got a lot of attention that she wouldn't have gotten on a LiveStream concert by virtue of being (apparently) the first artist to do this on Google+ Hangout. It is unclear whether this platform will really prove to be better then other ones out there once the novelty aspect fades away.
I will tell you this: The first couple of artists with real following to do this on Google+ will probably reap real benefits, and G+ will benefit from their having done it.
On a related note, I was talking yesterday to Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza about live streaming his August 13th all-night til sunrise concert atop Masada. We speculated on how to integrate Google+ into this. Doing a live stream from such an exotic and remote location, culminating in a fabulous sunrise, would be pretty cool. Stay tuned.Jul 24, 2011