48-Hour Livestream Concert To Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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Dozens of artists are booked to perform in the “Music Lives” concert, a 48-hour livestream hosted LiveXLive taking place April 17-19.
LiveXLive, a music streaming platform that combines audio and video content, is partnering with TikTok for the special event. Viewers will be encouraged to donate money to the MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund in lieu of an entrance free. Confirmed performers so far include Swae Lee, Anitta, J Balvin, Nas and Trippie Redd, among others.
More than 35 artists are set to join the livestream, according to Billboard. Other performers include Arcángel, Big Gigantic (DJ Set), Brytiago, Curtis Roach, DJ Bash, DJ Pope, Dr. Fresch, Eladio Carrion, Fonseca, Gente De Zona, Gigolo y la Exce, Gioli & Assia, Kevvo, Elephante, J Balvin, Maddy O’Neal, Matoma, Maxi, Michigander, Mihali, Nahko, Nik West, No Suits, Rafa Pabon, Snbrn, Stefan Benz, Tabi, The Funk Hunters, Two Feet, Two Friends and 10K.Caash.
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The free livestream will be hosted on LiveXLive.com, its apps, as well as on the group’s official TikTok account. The non-stop, 48 hour event will also broadcast “One World: Together at Home,” another benefit concert featuring Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more airing worldwide Saturday, April 18th.
“The world, including the music industry, has been turned on its head over the past six weeks,” LiveXLive President Dermot McCormack said in a statement. “Community and connection are at the heart of live music and it’s our mission with Music Lives to bring that heart to the comfort of people’s homes around the world during this time of ‘social distancing.’ It’s uncertain how long these circumstances will last and this multi-day, multi-genre festival can become more than a one-and- done event to an extended period of meaningful programming. Together with TikTok and these incredible artists, we’ll unite our global village with music.”
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