Livestreaming, Reopening and More

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The national dialogue about when to reopen has many of us thinking ahead and contemplating what the coming months and years in the performing arts might look like, based on what we know now. Livestreaming will not go away once we reopen, and it is a part of our new reality. Below are resources to help you navigate the complexities of livestreaming from licensing and permission requirements to what platforms to use.

And, while assessments on when to reopen performance venues and reschedule live events vary greatly by geographic location, physical space, event size and attendee population, we can all agree that safety comes first. APAP has compiled resources that can provide guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances. 

Additionally, presenting, booking and touring in the COVID-19 era presents new challenges and raises new questions. The resources provide guidance on how to approach the work of the performing arts.

Livestreaming Resources

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Livestreaming Platforms

  • Zoom
    Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.
  • Facebook Live Video
    Go live on Facebook to broadcast a conversation, performance, Q&A, or virtual event. You can go live on a Page, in a group or an event, and your live videos will also appear in people’s News Feed.
  • YouTube Live Streaming
    Live streaming lets you engage with your audience in real-time with a video feed, chat, and more.
  • Vimeo Livestream
    Deliver unforgettable virtual events and conferences. Securely engage your workforce remotely. Monetize your global audience.
  • Instagram TV (IGTV)
    IGTV, allows creators to upload high quality, long-form, vertical videos between 15 seconds and 10 minutes long. Anyone can be a creator — you can upload your own IGTV videos in the app or on the web to start your own channel.
  • OBS: Open Broadcaster Software
    Free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming.
  • Culturehub: Livelabs / Streamlabs
    LiveLab is a new tool that empowers artists and arts presenters to meet, create, collaborate, rehearse, and ultimately produce multi-location performances from virtually anywhere in the world.
  • Bright Cove
    Quickly and easily live stream events with an intuitive interface, unmatched quality, and industry-leading support before, during, and after your event.
  • AWS Elemental MediaLive
    AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices.
  • Dacast: Password Protected Live Streaming: Private Events
    Dacast allows you to password protect both live video content and on-demand content.
  • StreamYard
    StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms.
  • Source Connect Now
    Free high-quality, bi-directional streaming in your Chrome web browser.
  • On the Stage- Play it Forward Play It Forward is a new and completely free program to help theatre-makers create and collaboratively live stream online productions with easy-to-use tools and resources.
  • Twitch: Creator’s Camp
    This is where to learn everything there is to know about streaming on Twitch. From the basics to advanced tips and tricks, you'll hear from Twitch and successful Partners on every step of your journey.
  • Fundo
    Earn money by hosting live, ticketed events online. Get to know your audience personally and create memories together.
  • Jam Kazam
    JamKazam is an innovative live music platform and social network, enabling musicians to play music together in real-time from different locations over the internet as if they are sitting in the same room.
  • Zencastr for the podcast
    Record your remote interviews in studio quality; Simply send a link and receive a separate track per guest.
  • Pure Data by Miller Puckette
    Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically without writing lines of code.
  • Cleanfeed
    Live audio in high definition with anyone in the world. You won’t need to sign up for a Cleanfeed account or pay money to join a Cleanfeed session.
  • Restream
    Restream allows you to stream live to 30+ social platforms at once.
  • Crowdcast
    Interactive Live conversations at scale. Grow your audience with live video Q&As, interviews, summits, webinars and more.
  • WatchLive
    Platform launched by APAP member Craig Hankenson that helps performing artists, agents, and presenters restore cash flow through live access sales for online performances.

Reopening Resources

Presenting, Booking, and Touring Resources