The spread of coronavirus has started a new trend: work from home. While we’re busy answering emails and doing conference calls in the comforts of our homes, celebrities have joined the trend as they turned their living rooms into studios. From Miley Cyrus and John Legend to Yo-Yo Ma and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrities—mostly musicians—are live-streaming their performances for everyone to watch. Some are doing free concerts while others are offering free tutorials. Yes, everything is for free. I guess it’s their way of lifting everyone’s morals during this difficult time. Since they’ve worked hard for this, why don’t you check out the best live streams while on lockdown?
Mainstream musicians are not the only ones who are doing free concerts via live streams. Joining in the fun is The Philadelphia Orchestra. Streaming via their official YouTube account, the orchestra plays Symphonies 5 and 6 as a gift to all the classical music lovers stuck at home because of the lockdown.
If Chrissy Teigen is Twitter’s mayor, then her husband John Legend is dominating Instagram. That’s not necessarily true but the power couple has been giving fans a free concert—well, it’s mostly John, actually. Not only will you hear his beautiful voice, but you’d also be entertained with his amazing setlist including The Office theme tune, Kars4Kids jingle, and Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay's "Good As Gold." All of which is, of course, meticulously curated Chrissy.
“In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort.” That’s what cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma has said as he started sharing clips of his performances on social media with the hashtag #SongsofComfort. Truly, we’re in a time of uncertainty that may trigger our anxiety levels to hit the roof. When you find yourself in the midst of mental chaos, why don’t you try listening to classical music played by the master?
In an attempt to bring a little sunshine on our screens, rock legend Keith Urban started streaming a free concert right from his home studio. Performing hits after hits, Urban is joined by his wife Nicole Kidman. His appearances and gigs may have been canceled but worry not. You’ll still get to enjoy his music via IGTV.
One of the first few to hold a mini-concert at home is Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin. Helping launch a new trend #TogetheratHome, Chris went live on Instagram and performed song requests for his fans. The 30-minute performance included hits such as A Sky Full of Stars and Viva La Vida. Chris even tried to teach viewers how to play Life on Mars by David Bowie.
Something to brighten your day is Miley Cyrus’ daily Instagram show Bright Minded. Complete with a star-studded guest list, Miley hopes to bring positivity to her fans’ lives in the midst of the pandemic. You might find it interesting to know that Bright Minds actually means Blessings/curses of social media, Reliable sources, Immune boosters, Getting active, Healthy anxiety, Thoughts and attention/toxins, Memories, Inflammation, Negative thoughts, Dedicating 15 minutes to something new and Sleep.
Missing the club scene? No need to be sad, you can still dance to awesome beats during Diplo’s live streams! After the cancellation of his tours, the DJ expressed, "While we’re all in self-imposed quarantine and I’m grounded from playing shows I am going to get creative and make up random sets and shows live from my house." See? Being in lockdown isn’t so bad. I mean we get free club music.
Rock fans are in for a treat as Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard hosted live stream sessions during the lockdown. Shot live from his home studio, Gibbard performed many of their hits as well as song covers. He performed songs from artists such as R.E.M., The Cure, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, and Spiritualized.
They say the best thing you can do during the lockdown is to learn a new skill or hobby. If you’re particularly interested in playing the guitar, James Bay is here to help. In his Instagram post, the singer expressed his desire to teach free guitar lessons starting with his own songs. Finally, we’ll get to learn how to play Let It Go straight from the pro!
If you’ve missed the drama surrounding Dua Lipa’s much-awaited album, now’s your chance to catch up. With the chaos that coronavirus has brought and an unfortunate leaking of her new album, the singer opted for an earlier release. 1 week ahead of it’s scheduled rollout, Dua Lipa hosted a streaming party on YouTube for fans to hear her new album.
Coronavirus has hit the live streaming industry positively. By positive, I mean an increase in streamers and viewers which, as you would’ve guessed, resulted in increased revenue. In fact, Facebook and Instagram both reported a staggering 50% rise in viewership during the lockdown. Well, it makes sense. Everyone’s locked up and bored at home. Good thing there’s a lot of celebrity quarantine videos to entertain us.
|1||The Philadelphia Orchestra: BeethovenNOW||Videos||24||Free|
|2||John Legend’s Free Concert||Videos||18||Free|
|3||Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsofComfort||Videos||13||Free|
|4||Keith Urban’s Urban Underground||Videos||7||Free|
|5||Chris Martin’s Mini Gig at Home||Videos||7||Free|
|6||Miley Cyrus’ Bright Minded||Videos||6||Free|
|7||Diplo Live at Home||Videos||5||Free|
|8||Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard: Live From Home||Videos||5||Free|
|9||James Bay’s Free Guitar Lessons||Videos||2||Free|
|10||Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia streaming party||Videos||2||Free|
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