If you thought that Liberty Media’s interest in SiriusXM and Live Nation would bring about some synergistic qualities you may well be wrong — at least at this stage. In a deal announced Friday, Live Nation is broadcasting an impressive 365 concerts on it Yahoo! channel on Yahoo Screen. The concept is simple. Live Nation has some desired music content video and Yahoo provides the outlet for it. The deal brings added exposure to both companies. Meanwhile SiriusXM is remaining a service dominated by satellite streaming of music while not seizing web based opportunity.
The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show will feature the group delivering two sets, performing together in numerous electric and acoustic configurations in a reinvention of the traditional DMB summer evening.
Additional artists confirmed for the new channel include: Usher, Gavin DeGraw, Common, The Neighbourhood, MKTO, The Kooks, Airborne Toxic Event, Three Days Grace, The Fray and many more. The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen will also feature special performances including: