Photo credit: Jim Rakete
New York, New York – August, 21 2020 – The livelihoods of musicians worldwide have been disrupted and incomes shattered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. DREAMSTAGE
is the next generation premium ticketed live performance audio/video platform and a dynamic solution for musicians of all genres, both iconic and up-and-coming, allowing them to connect with their audiences and monetize their performances since most are restricted from touring.
DREAMSTAGE’s box office is open now, with their first live event this Saturday, August 22, featuring world-renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud and cellist Jan Vogler. Daily concerts of musicians of all generations will include world music star Pape Diouf, musical and chanson singer Ute Lemper, renowned violinist Gil Shaham, and many others. All events are live, never pre-recorded. For a complete event line-up visit the box office at DREAMSTAGE.LIVE
DREAMSTAGE is the vision of three industry leaders, Thomas Hesse, CEO; Jan Vogler, Artistic Director; and Scott Chasin, Chief Technology Officer, who wanted to create a quality produced, high-definition experience unlike any other. The unparalleled interactive design feels like a real live event with a virtual box office, front door entrance for the audience, artists’ entrance and post-performance green room. The audience is taken to a diverse universe of virtual concert halls for different genres and occasions created by world class designers. A fully integrated experience awaits both audiences and artists with social media integration, chat, applause, emojis and many more functions to come.
Addressing many of the issues with concert streaming today, DREAMSTAGE will create a premium experience for audiences and artists alike. Although DREAMSTAGE will be available on mobile devices and PCs, the major focus is on the lean-back TV experience for enjoyment in living rooms and on home theaters via Apple TV and subsequently via Roku and other TV platforms.
Though DREAMSTAGE is a major solution for the modern times, they have also developed a plan for the future. They are building a bridge to actually reopen live venues. Venue partners can use DREAMSTAGE to present ticketed shows now, and reach larger global audiences through simultaneous broadcasting (simulcast) as patrons return to their halls in person.
For more information, please visit WWW.DREAMSTAGE.LIVE
. Check the calendar for new events and win tickets to shows on social media @dreamstagelive.
ABOUT THE DREAMSTAGE FOUNDERS:
Thomas Hesse, CEO, is the former President of SONY MUSIC for Global Digital Business and US Sales/Distribution where he drove the transformation of the recorded music model to streaming. He brings three decades of entertainment industry management experience which also included co-founding VEVO and serving as Chief Digital Officer of Bertelsmann.
Jan Vogler, Artistic Director, is the consummate artist entrepreneur performing in the world’s greatest concert halls and is one of the leading international cellists in the world. He also performs with artists such as Eric Clapton and Bill Murray along with serving as the director of the multi-genre internationally renowned Dresden Music Festival since 2009.
Scott Chasin, CTO, is a serial entrepreneur and technologist who has founded and successfully exited several venture-backed startups including most recently ProtectWise, a network security platform acquired by Verizon in 2019 and MX Logic, an email security SaaS service acquired by McAfee in 2010 where he served as CTO prior to its acquisition by Intel.