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Digital R&D Podcast 3: Live streaming – from concerts to rehearsals – cannibalising the box office?

The third in the Arts Council England’s Arts Digital R&D podcast series is all about using digital channels and technologies to distribute arts and cultural content and reach the widest possible audience including new and international audiences.

Studio guests include: Hasan Bakshi, Director, creative industries in NESTA’s Policy and Research Unit, Paul Bennun, Chair of Artangel and Co-Owner of Somethin’ Else Productions and Joanna Ellis from The Literary Platform. They dissect the opportunities and issues involved in sharing content digitally such as licensing and copyright, stragetic partnerships with the likes of YouTube and SkyArts, the new dawn of social literature projects in China and the risks around cannibalising ticket sales with live streams (listen out for some heated debate around this area!)

Also, presenter John Wilson talks to the Royal Ballet about the experience of livestreaming with YouTube, the Berlin Philharmonic on the infrastructure cost and subscription mechanisms for live streaming orchestral concerts, The Sage Gateshead about live streaming concerts into rural venues, SkyArts on their arts partnerships and how they are increasing audience share via TV. Plus licensing insights from legal experts and the UK lead for Creative Commons.