With the excitement and intensity of in-person gigs still some way off, Flux Broadcast has teamed up with Twitch, Amazon Music and esports entertainment company Blast to bring a little bit of that live music magic into people’s homes.
Streamed live every Thursday at 6pm BST, the Amazon Music Sessions showcased some of the biggest and brightest names in music in a totally new light, mixing intimate unplugged performances with discography discussions and revealing Q&As from fans and host, Jack Howard.
We saw artists as varied as Lianne La Havas, Biffy Clyro, KSI and Fanny Andersen delivering knockout performances, with many more top names lined up.
It’s been too long since we’ve been able to see our favourite artists in the flesh, so we wanted to create a show that would really engage the audience at home and truly capture the feeling of being at a live gig.
Of course, there are always challenges when putting something like this together. Working remotely across four different source locations brings a level of difficulty but ensures total safety for talent and crew, which is something we never compromise on. Fortunately, our 4G solutions, MCR, remote vision mix and remote sound production mean we can achieve a high quality broadcast from pretty much anywhere.
Added to this are the demands of an ever growing roster of musicians, made up of rappers, bands, DJs, each with their own unique setup changing week on week. Luckily Flux has the technology and expertise to make it work.
The series has been a fantastic showcase for the Amazon Music platform, really delivering on its promise to show artists in a new light and bring the energy of live performance into people’s homes. Session one gathered almost 50,000 views and some rave reviews from fans on social media.