Linkplicity GmbH (short "Linkplicity"), the operator of WebstageMusic, acts as an intermediary between you and the viewers of your stream. Linkplicity sends invoices for tickets and donations to the viewers via mail in your name and also takes care of cancellations. You will receive a copy of these mails. After the successful end of a livestream, Linkplicity will send you an online invoice for Linkplicity's share, you will receive the videos of the stream for download and you can transfer your share to your account.
You can livestream concerts in front of an audience as well as only offer livestreams exclusively on the internet and without an audience.
Linkplicity has a blanket livestreaming licence from the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers (AKM) reg Gen mbH and austro mechana with which concerts with and without an audience can be streamed. You must take care of any copyrights and other protective rights not included in the licence. If you play a concert in front of an audience you have to report it yourself, only the livestream is covered by the licence of Linkplicity. We are allowed to use your profile and the information about your concerts for promotional purposes.
By clicking on the "Announce a stream" button on the top right. You will be asked to create a concert provider account if you do not have one yet. In the announcement you describe the event, specify the genre, date and time, define the ticket categories, determine the minimum income you need to hold the concert and specify the VAT rate for the event. If you are not liable to VAT then leave the default value "0", otherwise enter the VAT rate valid for the event. Currently this is 5% in Austria. A user guide for the website can be found at For musicians.
Announcing a concert livestream is free. Linkplicity only keeps 25% in revenue from livestreams that take place.
Streaming a concert is free. However, you have to take care of setting up and operating the recording equipment and software yourself. The necessary information can be found at Stream Music. If you need on-site support email [email protected].
You yourself can see your stream from the moment the concert is approved and test your setup for maximum two hours. For viewers, it will be available only from the start of the concert. To allow another person to access your stream you can set up a technique detection.
75% of gross revenue (i.e. ticket sales revenue and gratuities plus VAT), Linkplicity retains only 25% of gross revenue from performed events to cover the costs of running the website, streaming and payment service, copyright fees and taxes. Your share of the proceeds will be available for transfer to your account in tranches immediately after the event.
Yes, in that case the username of the donor and the amount will appear in the chat. Statistics of the most eager donors will also be displayed.
There are no limits to your imagination. You can define name, price and additional service per category. However, in order to finance the streaming and payment service, we have to set a minimum ticket price of 5 euros. For billing reasons, the maximum price is still limited to 400 euros. Don't forget to specify any limits for additional services, e.g. a maximum of three music requests or ten name mentions as a sponsor. You can give a certain number of free tickets.
Customers will be refunded and you will not receive any revenue. You may also be banned from the site if you do not provide a sufficient reason for the non-attendance. Postponing the concert to a future date can be done via our website however. Customers will, in that case, be notified via email about the new start date.
You can find buttons for this on the administration page of the concert. Specify the reason for the cancellation or postponement. In case of postponement, ticket holders can cancel the purchase.
On the event page, you'll find buttons for popular social media to let your fans know about the upcoming livestream on Facebook, etc.