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When LiveList launched in December, it offered a listing of available livestreaming music performances, but with only a bit of curation. Today the company unveiled Channels, a playlist aimed at providing an “even more immersive experience.” It takes a look at music festivals, starting with South by Southwest and the Ultra Music Festival, and lists which musical acts are broadcasting their sets online and when.
Functioning as the TV Guide for livestreamed performances, LiveList aims to offer context as well as scheduling information. With Channels, you will not only see which acts are streamed online, but also be able to read the social chatter around the event.
“Our aim with Channels is to build something that connects the live performance world to the recorded video world and give artists, festivals, and brands a designated place to create a storyline,” explained company cofounder and CEO Allen Sanford. “We are dedicated to creating a product that helps artists better monetize their valuable content and provide the platform that enables their stories to be told.”
The company said that its latest feature offers an easier way for users to find the music they enjoy and “immerse themselves in the live experience.”
Channels can be curated by not only LiveList, but also by its users. You can add multiple live concerts to a personalized list of shows you want to be notified about — similar to a Spotify playlist. The company said that when someone adds a channel to their account, all of the live shows in that channel are automatically added to the list of shows they’re interested in watching.
While it’s focusing on South by Southwest and the Ultra Music Festival, the app offers other official channels as well. You can search for performances within Audiotree, Coachella, Red Rocks, Live for Live Music, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
LiveList is available on iOS, Android, and the Web.
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