What is the Cost to Stream a Rock Concert Live?
Producing an immersive rock concert that your fans can view remotely via live stream is something that few performing artists would have even considered a year ago, prior to COVID-19. Today, many performance artists look to live streaming their concerts as a way of providing an immersive experience for a worldwide audience regardless of health concerns, geographic barriers, or other limitations. But what does it cost to stream a rock concert live?
At Beverly Boy Productions, we frequently discuss the cost of streaming live events with clients that specialize in the performing arts. Determining the cost to stream a rock concert live is largely a matter of estimating the total size of the crew required to produce the stream, as well as estimating equipment needs and the total duration of the concert. This is what we tell our clients to expect.
Live Streaming Production Costs
Several factors contribute to the total cost to stream a rock concert live. The crew and equipment will make up the majority of the expenses involved in the production. Hiring a broadcast engineer is also recommended as it will help to keep the program organized and ensure the highest quality broadcast delivery for your concert.
Live streaming crew costs may include:
– Director: up to $250 per hour
– Cameraman: up to $400 per hour
– Equipment: up to $1000s per hour
– Narrator: up to $400 per hour
– Switcher: up to $200 per hour
– Streaming Platform: $50 to $1,000 or more
– B-Roll Footage: a percentage of the total usually 10 to 50% extra
– Miscellaneous Fees: vary but may cost $1000s per hour
Considerations when Streaming a Rock Concert Live
As you’re planning out the total cost of streaming the concert or event, keep in mind that technical skills and the overall expertise of the crew that you hire will play a major role in the total estimated costs that you incur. A typical rock concert that is live streamed for your audience will require extensive equipment and crew.
The larger the event, the more crew members will be required to pull off the most professional stream. A multi-camera set up is important, but will also require a director and switcher that can navigate the footage and provide the best viewing quality for your audience.
In addition to equipment and crew needs, a CDN and stable internet connection are also required. The cost to stream a rock concert live will generally include technical support from the crew. They’ll be able to determine if additional steps will be required to ensure the internet connection is stable and strong enough to deliver the live audio and video feed to your audience.
Typically, the cost to stream a rock concert live will be several thousand dollars. However, the benefits that your band will get from providing the concert via live stream to a remote audience are incredible! You’ll be able to charge for tickets, offer merchandise, and interact with your audience over the live stream providing an engaging and exciting event for your fans!