IROCKE continues its quest to organize the "global marketplace of live streaming concerts" with a look back at the top live streaming sources, music moments and festivals of 2012. Their choices are a clear indicator of just what a busy year it was for live streaming music and just how busy 2013 could get now that a solid foundation has been laid.
IROCKE's Best of 2012 rankings of live streaming sources, live streaming music moments and live streaming festivals reveals that they really have been living up to the claims made while still in beta that they are:
"dedicated to organizing the global marketplace of live streaming concerts by connecting artists to audiences, and audiences to all the world's stages. IROCKE is a website, guide and virtual venue which aggregates, organizes and curates every live streaming concert listing, artist and source on the globe and delivers it free to music‐loving consumers in an easy‐to‐use interface."
Jack White @ iTunes Festival: One of IROCKE's Top 25 Live Streaming Moments of 2012
Below are the top 5 winners in each of their categories but IROCKE has more and it demonstrates that they are keeping up with a heck of a lot of live streams. It also shows that 2012 really was a "breakthrough year for live streaming."
Top 5 Live Streaming Sources of 2012
1. American Express Unstaged (Global)
2. Live On Letterman (New York, NY)
3. Livestream Sessions (New York, NY)
4. YouTube Presents (San Bruno, CA)
5. iTunes Live (Global)
Top 5 Live Streaming Music Moments of 2012
Top 5 Live Streaming Festivals of 2012
1. Tomorrowland Festival
2. iTunes Music Festival
4. Austin City Limits
5. Global Citizen Festival
Looks like live streaming music concerts have left the early adopter stage far behind.
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