Video Streamer LiveXLive Partners With Decadence, Global Dance Festival
Digital Media company LiveXLive Media, Inc., is laying claim to the title of “largest live streaming network in music,” with more than 27 festivals in its portfolio after recent additions of Denver’s Global Dance Festival and Decadence NYE.
The new festivals take place at Denver’s Sports Authority Field At Mile High July 20-21 and Colorado Convention Center on New Year’s Eve. The lineup for Global Dance Festival includes dance artists Tiësto, Deadmau5, as well as rappers Future and Gucci Mane.
“Expanding our presence in electronic music is a priority for LiveXLive and adds to our growing festival lineup,” said Rob Ellin, CEO and chairman of LiveXLive. “AEG is a leader in the music festival business, and we are excited to expand our relationship with them to bring fans more of the music they love.”
Pollstar recently interviewed Chuck Morris, head of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, which oversees the Global Dance Festival and the upcoming Mission Ballroom venue.
LiveXLive is partnered up with AEG Presents on the new additions, other festivals like Country 500, Bumbershoot, and
Rock On The Range.
Streaming is becoming big business, as Pollstar has learned this year’s Coachella got more than 43.1 million views on YouTube, with an audience spanning 232 countries, and was YouTube’s most-viewed live music festival ever.
The Southern California shindig was once again big hullabaloo, with Beyoncé dominating headlines with her unique production, political commentary and reunion with Destiny’s Child members.
The streaming company recently partnered with Insomniac to create a special channel on LivexLive’s platform.
LiveXLive’s main services revolve around its video streaming services, but it also operates a “social influencer network” and an internet radio service, called Slacker Radio, which InsideRadio reported had gained 10,000 subscribers in the first quarter since it had been acquired by LiveXLive.
With its partner list still growing, LiveXLive made its initial public offering in 2017 and trades on the NASDAQ CM small-cap exchange.
The company is helmed by Chairman and CEO Robert Ellin, CFO and EVP Jerome Gold and president Phil Quartararo. The advisory board includes Hank Neuberger, who was worked with Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonaroo; and Tim Spengler, formerly of Clear Channel Media. The company lists Shaquille O’Neal as a strategic advisor.