With live streaming growing in popularity, many musicians are adding more videos to their websites. While not quite the same as a live show, live streams are a viable option that allows you to reach, and interact with, your fans - all over the world.
In addition to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, you can now integrate video from two more platforms to your website: Twitch and Crowdcast.
With these integrations, just by copying the link and pasting it into a Video feature or the Tip Jar feature, your video will stream right on your website.
Artist: Jack & the Vox
Adding Twitch and Crowdcast to the Video feature
To integrate video and live streams directly onto your website from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitch, and Crowdcast, you’ll first add a Video feature. Head to the platform where you have your video created, grab the url, and paste it into your Video feature. Just click save and you’re ready to live stream.
Why live stream from your website directly? You can drive your established fans to your website and also sell music, merch, plus collect their email address while they are watching the live stream. It’s a great way to make the most of an opportunity to have a focused audience that’s not distracted by other notifications or ads.
If you’re looking to sell tickets to a live stream on your website, Crowdcast is a great option. Or, if you’ve been using Twitch regularly to build up your fanbase, use your Twitch videos to further engage your fans, right from your website.
You can gate your video behind a password-protected page, giving out the details in advance to your mailing list. You can also set up a Video feature on any of your pages, and let your fans know when you are going live, to give access to anyone who wants to watch the show.
Integrate your live stream directly into the Tip Jar
The Tip Jar feature, which Bandzoogle members have used to generate nearly $200,000 in donations (with the average tip coming in at $42.12) since May, now also supports video within the feature.
If you want to embed a live stream show, or add a pre-recorded video to your Tip Jar, fans can add tips while watching. Make the most of it by appealing to your viewers for support, or add a live stream and mention the Tip Jar when you play a request.
More video options for fan subscribers
Now, you can more easily add live streams into your monthly subscriptions offering. Place a Video feature on any page, add your video link, then let that tier know you’ve added new content for them to view.
Or, set up a time for your next live stream, and let your subscribers know when it’ll take place. On the day, simply add the url for your Twitch or Crowdcast video, and you’ll be ready to go.
You can also quickly add a video to help describe your fan subscriptions offering. Place the url to your YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitch, or Crowdcast video, and it will appear on your paywall page.
Whether it’s promotion for a new single, a Q&A session, or a live stream concert from your basement, musicians make a lot of great videos. We hope that these additional options make it easier for you to drive more traffic to your website!
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