Quarantine livestreams and virtual concerts

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Concert halls closed, festivals canceled, tours postponed. The Covid-19 epidemic and the containment put in place around the world to contain it has cast a shadow over the music industry. But it is well known, the music softens the mores. So in the absence of being able to perform on stage, French and international artists have decided to offer their fans live concerts on social networks, on Facebook Live, love (Instagram TV), or even Twitch (concerts near me).

No need to buy a ticket, these virtual concerts are broadcast for free and remain available in replay once the life over. Viewers can comment on the video live and offer musicians songs – from their repertoire or not – to perform. These performances from their living room are not just a way to pass the time to their fans during confinement. The artists above all intend to set the tone by saying “do like us, stay at home”.

Here are all the French and international artists, classified by musical genre, who give virtual concerts on social networks.

List of Musical Genre Artists livestreams there virtual concerts

  • International Pop
  • French variety
  • Electronic music

International pop

Confined to his home, Chris Martin of the group Coldplay gave a concert on IGTV and challenged singer John Legend to do the same, by perform sharing the hashtag #TogetherAtHome, in partnership with the World Health Organization and the NGO Global Citizen. John Legend of course accepted, and in turn tagged the singers Miguel and Charlie Puth, who also lent themselves to the game of the virtual concert.

Other English-speaking artists have published live concerts on IGTV to encourage their fans to stay at home, and to make donations to the NGO Global Citizen. Among the many musicians who have participated in the #TogetherAtHome movement are Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello confined together, former One Direction member Niall Horan , lead singer of One Republic and Briton James Blake .

The French Christine and the Queens also gave a virtual concert on Instagram, featuring both songs in French and songs in English. And the Belgian singer Selah Sue offers several times a week “Lullaby Sessions” live on Youtube, to rock you to music.

French variety

The French singers followed the movement of the Americans by adapting the “Together At Home” in “Ensemble A La Maison”. Patrick Bruel gives concerts every day on perform Facebook Live, just like Jean-Louis Aubert or Matthieu Chedid (M). Who is sometimes accompanied as during this life with actor Pierre Richard?

Francis Cabrel offers him one song per day to his fans on Facebook Live. Benjamin Biolay publishes several times on IGTV every day. And to occupy the children, even the singer Henri De pushes the song on Facebook.

Electronic music

For those who prefer to dance and tap their feet. Father then listening to covers on the guitar. Frenchman Bob Sinclar mixes live on Facebook Live, every day at 2 p.m. Chilean and Swiss DJ Luciano has also launched ‘Living room series’. Since March 14, he has published more than an hour of the set almost every day on his Youtube channel.

The American DJ Diplo also continues to mix from his home. With his label Mad Decent, he launched a series of DJ sets on Saturday. Called ‘Corona Sabbath’ (he even made sweaters out of it), available on Youtube and Twitch . And confinement definitely makes the DJ very productive. He also mixes on Sundays on the Youtube channel of his famous group Major Lazer. In the company of his dancers.

The artists pay tribute to caregivers in song

Some artists do not offer concerts on social media. But have written songs to support caregivers around the world on the front lines during this health crisis.

On Youtube, Calogero performs his new song. On fait come si ‘, all of the proceeds of which will be donat to nursing staff. Jean-Jacques Goldman changed the lyrics of his song. He changed life’ to give ‘ They save lives ‘, a cover posted on his Facebook in tribute to caregivers. And the Marseille rapper Soprano also lent his support with the song ‘ Our everyday heroes ‘.

Bono, the singer of U2, wrote. Let your love be known ‘ and sent a message: “for the Italians who inspire me. The Irish … for anyone who Saint Patrick’s Day is in a difficult situation (…). For the doctors, the nurses, the caregivers who are on the front lines, it is for you that we sing. “

Bono also teams up with will.i.am (of the Black Eyed Peas). Vocalists Jennifer Hudson and Yoshiki to produce the song ‘ Sing4Life ‘. While sharing the track, will.i.am add. The beauty of this international connection is that no one is alone on the internet!”

The Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate released. We protect ourselves ‘, to remind her fans of the rules of confinement to music. Throw your tissues, cough in your elbow, listen to your parents. They may not always be right, but this is important. ” Click here

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