New apps bring live music into the home or on the go 

click to enlarge Computer apps are now bringing live concerts to your laptop.
  • Computer apps are now bringing live concerts to your laptop.

Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world.

“Going to a concert is about the music. But it’s also about the shared experience of watching that music with all these other people,” said Judy Estrin, the chief executive of Redwood City-based company Evntlive.

Evntlive streams concerts of well known and indie artists on its namesake Web app, which was launched last month and is accessible on mobile devices.

Concert Window, which relaunched its Web app to make it accessible on mobile devices, streams approximately 25 live concerts each week, with fees ranging from free to $5.

Spacebar, a new app for the iPhone, focuses exclusively on streaming audio. Any musician with an iPhone can stream a performance on the app, whether they’re in a concert hall or at home.

“We are mainly targeting the artists that headline in the small clubs. Small- to medium-sized clubs that fill 100 to 200 people,” said Gregory Miller, co-founder and executive producer of Spacebar, based in San Francisco.

About a dozen live concerts are accessible through the app each week.

Evntlive also has on-demand content from previously recorded concerts. Concert Window plans to launch on-demand content in the near future.

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