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    Would you pay to watch live video of a concert?

    Hi all -

    A poll here, since I am trying to build a business case for a project. If the following parameters were set, would you be a potential audience member for this type of concert?

    Local/regional ensemble, no big names here.

    Live video via Internet, direct feed from the sound board in the auditorium, the same way radio/tv stations setup.

    A $5 donation or more.

    Would you watch?
    Would you donate?

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    Hi CMB,

    I voted "yes, pay and donate". I already support our local PBS Television/Radio station operated by the University of Arizona (KUAT). I truly believe that only with the monetary support of viewers/listeners, can this music genre continue to be made available to the general public.

    If we were attending the concert where the live feed were originating, we would have paid for a seat in the concert hall ... same should be true for viewing the program, at least imho.
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    I too support Public Television and the PipeDreams Public broadcast of Organ music. AS we get older is harder to get to concerts in person ( for cost reasons or physical demands...stairs etc ) so streaming vedio concerts would be a great idea I feel.

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    The question does not indicate WHAT music. If it's an organ concert, maybe. If it's popular crap, no way. Let us know what you have in mind.

    As for PBS stations, they are typical sucking straws. They NEVER leave you in peace. After years of saying "no", I finally bit the bullet and started with KCET, channel 28, in L. A. I was constantly bombarded with phone calls. letters, and every other means of begging.

    Then there are those so-called "pledge drives". Problems, and why NOBODY watches them:

    1. They throw out all regular programming and put on totally inane stuff.
    2. They go on for weeks -- is that really useful?
    3. They interrupt every whipstitch, and after a couple of days, they have totally lost their audience.

    In other words, they totally shoot themselves in the foot and turn off the viewers. Then as soon as the "pledge drive" is over, here come more letters and phone calls.

    I grant that PBS maybe the only place you can see decent programming, but they definitely need to do two things: a) straighten out their left-wing bias, and b) invent a totally different means of raising funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    . . . As for PBS stations, they are typical sucking straws. They NEVER leave you in peace. After years of saying "no", I finally bit the bullet and started with KCET, channel 28, in L. A. I was constantly bombarded with phone calls. letters, and every other means of begging.
    Interesting about KCET ... we don't get that bombardment from our local PBS station, KUAT at all . Maybe one letter every 6 months or so, and have yet to receive any phone calls. Granted, they do interrupt normal programming for about a week - but it still beats commercial television where the ads have gotten so bad that programs are now interrupting the commercials
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    RE: dll927
    We already do popular concerts (at my day job) which are really well attended online.

    We also have a jazz series, which tanks so we may discontinue it.

    This proof of concept would be for classical only - wljmrbill brings up one of the major reasons we are discussing adding this programming, but I have to build a strong case for it, since the powers that be are not classical music listeners.

    The idea is to bring the music to a global audience in addition to the local.

    So now what do you think?

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