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More artists are turning to video games to provide an opportunity for live performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Hugely popular titles such as Minecraft and Fortnite are increasingly hosting music events within their gaming environments, with more in the pipeline.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note looks at the latest moves by games platforms to host live music events.
  • The note explains which platforms have been most successful so far and how the sector could develop going forward.

Key questions answered

  • Which online video game platforms are making most of the early running in the live music space.
  • What is key to staging a successful live performance in a games platform?

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  • Summary
  • Minecraft and Fortnite offering a lifeline for live performance
  • Gaming world boosted by the current pandemic
  • Figure 1: Global video games revenue by source, 2019–24
  • More than just an onstage performance


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