Facebook has finally taken the concept of social networking and turned it on its head, as the world’s biggest social network is now gearing up for what could easily be the biggest live show of the decade. We are talking about the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert that is scheduled to take place on October 8th, 2011 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and besides honoring the King of Pop, this concert is also all the more special, as it will be streamed Live on Facebook. Yes! that’s correct, all 800+ million FB users will be able to watch the concert live on the PCs. However, unlike most Facebook services, this particular event won’t be given away for free. Facebook has collaborated with Ridgeline Entertainment to bring the concert webcast to the social platform, with the assistance of Milyoni. This once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a plethora of top musicians, paying a tribute to Michael Jackson will be offered to Facebook users on a Pay Per View (PPV) model.
As per the details released by Milyoni, all interest Facebook users need to head to the Michael Jackson concert webcast application on FB and then submit their RSVPs. At the application, users can choose to buy a virtual seat for the concert by either paying via credit card, Paypal or other options mentioned at the page or by simply redeeming their Facebook credits. The live broadcast payment model is as follows, the user who wish to purchase access in advance will have to shell out $3.99 or 40 Facebook credits. On the other hand, those users who log in to the application on the day of the concert will be required to pay $4.99 or 50 FB credits to gain access to the live stream. The tribute concert will feature some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as the likes of Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, Craig David, and 3T
According to Milyoni,
“It’s definitely an exciting time and we’re seeing more and more artists wanting to get their music out to the masses on a global scale. Facebook provides a platform to do just that. What used to be a local concert can now reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people worldwide. We think that this is just the beginning for the entertainment industry.”
Via The Next Web