The Irish band U2 announced in its website that will transmit a live concert in videos site YouTube on this weekend. All of the entrances for the concert of Sunday in Rose Bowl, in California, are already sold out, and the 96 thousand people’s presence is foreseen. U2 said that will be the first time in that such a big show will be transmitted live in the Internet.
YouTube already did, previously, the live broadcast of a speech of the American president Barack Obama and the music festival Outside Lands. Both events, however, cannot be compared to the transmission of the show of a band that has millions of fans around of the world.
YouTube, belonging to Google, will transmit the concert in five continents, and two replays will be made available after the live broadcast – in www.U2.com and in the channel of the band in YouTube.
The responsible band for successes as “Beautiful Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” began the tour U2 360 in Barcelona in June and it guaranteed big public in the presentations, using a circular stage that can be seen from all of the sides.
YouTube possesses a relationship a little “delicate” with the industry of the recording music. They argue that the popular sites of social relationship and online videos should pay them more for the right of transmit the artists’ shows or videos that have contract with the industry.
At the same time, they recognize the importance of maintaining its presence in the sites because they help to mold the musical tastes of the young fans.