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Will live streaming gigs save the music industry?

Musicians tell us how they are finding innovative ways to get around the pandemic and perform live to their fans.

Musicians tell us how they are finding innovative ways to get around the pandemic and perform live to their fans.

It's a very real problem - the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz tells Ed Butler of the frustrations of performers like Beverley Knight (pictured) having to perform to half-empty auditoriums in order to ensure social distancing.

Two singer-songwriters tell us the novel methods they've taken up during lockdown. Dent May describes his first live-stream performance from his own home, while Laura Marling put on a live staged performance for a limited ticketed online audience. The brainchild behind Laura's, music promoter Ric Salmon of Drift Live, says he thinks the concept will prove more than just a quick fix for Covid-19.

(Picture: Beverley Knight performing to a live audience at the London Palladium; Credit: Andy Paradise/BBC)

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Tue 4 Aug 2020 07:32GMT

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