The MTV of EDM
Over the past month I’ve been working on this live streaming project called StreamTeam. The idea behind StreamTeam was that I wanted to be able to stream EDM shows live using my Android smartphone. I noticed that every time I was at a wild show and tried to post some killer footage on SnapChat, the audio was always awful and made my Snaps unwatchable. So one night I went home and started tinkering… and a month later I had an app in the Google Play Store and a prototype for a cloud server platform that made it possible for me to live stream EDM using Android smartphones for video, and a laptop to capture clean audio straight from artists mixers.
It seemed as if I were really on to something, but I’ve since run into some huge obstacles:
- No one wants to give me permission to live stream their performances.
- The iPhone actually shoots excellent live concert video and doesn’t suffer from any of the audio problems that I’ve encountered with my Moto G4, which runs Android.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to accomplish my goal of live broadcasting EDM performances is to:
- Buy an iPhone.
- Don’t ask artists for their permission to film them!
With my Android live streaming project I had to ask artists for permission to film them, because I needed access to their mixers. But since the iPhone is capable of capturing pretty impressive audio on it’s own, now I don’t need to ask anyone for permission!
So my project is evolving and obstacles are being overcome. I’m proud to announce that I will be purchasing an iPhone this weekend, and my “MTV for EDM” is about to go live! Now I just need to find a name…
To answer this question, I just launched my first Twitter advertising campaign. We’ll see how far my $100.00 campaign goes, and I look forward to sharing the results here in my next blog post. Wish me luck!