Concerts virtual, online or via streaming go back to the decade of the 90, then the world of video games and, recently, they have been up to an option to care for the environment; however, he never had seen a billboard as vast, varied, and continuous as in the last month, it would seem that a new era of music begins. They have become an everyday thing and a distraction before the contingency by the covid-19, which has forced dozens of countries to give an instruction: stay in the house.
Severe Tire Damage was the first group that played live on the internet and it was in June 1993 when they did at Xerox PARC, California, and listened to all the way to Australia. In November 1994, The Rolling Stones became the first band to broadcast live part of the concert, the event was part of their tour Voodoo Lounge. What had already been lived on tv, it changed to a computer connected to the telephone line. U2 was a pioneer in 2006 to offer a concert through the virtual world of Second Life.
In 2008, YouTube hosted an event with stars such as Katy Perry and will.i.am. A year later, the U2 360° Tour brought the first full concert broadcast live on the platform.
The technology continued to advance, and other groups such as Keane, Untouchable, that offered a showcase online (the ticket cost 90 pesos and the box office was donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Alejandro Sanz and even Coldplay, who presented his most recent album, Everyday Lifein YouTube, have been linked to this phenomenon.
In the last month, YouTube and Facebook became allies to the shelter housed by the pandemic. Dozens of artists have sent a same message: stay home, take care of us and take care of our own; to do this, they offer their music free of charge in the network, leaving it up to those who do not continue to live.
Many have offered concerts. Alejandro Sanz and Juanes joined together to sing such songs as “with You” and “For your love”. Fito Paez did the same with “Mariposa Tecknicolor”. Mon Laferte with “Hips white”. Resident rose “Latin america”, with Gustavo Santaolalla. Also have sounded the trova Fernando Delgadillo, the regional mexican Lupillo Rivera, the I watered Cultura Profetica, and the classic by Andrea Bocelli. Reik gave a acoustic. And in the channel of the Global Citizen have passed OneRepublic, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, John Legend and Chris Martin.
Others who have opted-in to upload material: Radiohead and Metallica (what are doing on a weekly basis) and Marco Antonio Solis, and have even organized meetings, such as the First Festival with You in the Distance with Rosalía León, Pambo, Eugenia León, and joe Ely, among many others.
HELP FROM HOME
Mick Jagger and his band will be today in the One World: Together At Homeorganized against the covid-19, and in support of the WHO.
Lady Gaga is the organizer of the recital today in which will be Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish, among others.