Frustrated with bad promoters and bad live music experiences, we decided to create a new live music platform. In 2013 we launched RCMHangout Sessions and The RCMHangout Festival, one of the first online only music festivals using Google+ Hangouts On Air. Bands and artists played live from their homes to the world via the RCM music blog. Watch our promo film for more details.
Over the festival weekend, we streamed 27 different artists, from 4 different countries to viewers in over 20 different countries, giving independent artists access to a truly global audience. It was a huge success and we even caught the attention of the BBC and Google.
“A fantastic way to discover your new favourite bands, The RCM Hangout Festival creates an innovative and engaging way to immerse yourself in a festival without leaving home. It successfully supports new music at the same time as taking the digital coverage of events into new realms.”
Rory Connolly, Digital Editor, BBC Music Events and Introducing.
This year we’re going even bigger. Festival date TBC.
We are now accepting artist applications. To be eligible to perform you just need a webcam and a reliable, fast broadband connection.