How to Rebroadcast live performances just like Pink Floyd, the National and Radiohead

In this video I’m going to show you how you can rebroadcast your past live performances, music videos, interviews – basically anything you’d like to “live stream”.

You’ve probably noticed quite a few artists are streaming their past performances on YouTube etc due to the current lockdown situation.

The ones I’ve noticed so far are the National, Radiohead and Pink Floyd. Even the Beatles YouTube channel has got in on the action by streaming a sing along version of Yellow Submarine. Yes I was singing along.

Yellow Submarine was streaming on the Beatles’ YouTube Channel

I think it’s a great idea because as it appears to be live, your fans can show up in the live chat as if it’s a virtual gig. This is a great way to ‘have’ a gig without you know, actually playing a gig.

So, if you have some live performances or something that’s kind of ‘event worthy’ and you’re thinking this might be a fun thing to try out yourself, here’s two methods – one easy, one a little trickier.

Method 1 – Upload Your Video and Set it Premiere

This is by the far the easier of both methods and the one these artists are using, but it’s limited to what you’ve uploaded.

Basically, all you’ll want to do is upload your YouTube video as normal.

Now instead of publishing it, you’ll want to Schedule it and tick that ‘Set as Premiere’ box. That way when it does go live it’ll act as it’s live streaming and people can join in the live chat.

Scheduling a video on YouTube to Premiere

I’ve created a ‘Live Streaming Tips’ YouTube playlist and included a video all about that. I’ll link to that below as it digs into this method a little deeper but it’s really as simple as that.

Live Streaming Tips YouTube Playlist

Method 2 – Live Stream Pre-Recorded Videos

Now the second method is a little trickier as it involves some extra software but once you get your head around it, you’ll come across lots of interesting possibilities.

Basically, with this method you can live stream a pre-recorded video to YouTube and this video can be as long as you like. So, this could actually be you just streaming your full albums or a bunch of music videos strung together.

Streaming pre-recorded Videos on YouTube

If that sounds interesting to you, I’ve added a link to a video where I go through the whole process as it’s probably a bit too much to go through in this here. It’s in the Live Streaming Tips playlist.


Ok before we end the post, a quick tip for your rebroadcasts! Create a Facebook event. You’ll most likely need to tell people that this event is happening, so they’ll show up!

Create a Facebook Event

Mention that you’ll be in the chat to talk to everyone and answer questions etc.

Anway, check out that Live Streaming Tips playlist and let me know how you get on.

I hope that helped you out. Don’t forget to check out the other DIY Musician Guides on the site.

Site Footer