From Billboard: “Paying Platforms in Use: Jimmy Buffett Plays SXSW From Home with StageIt”
Using the pay-per-view online concert platform StageIt, leisure music legend Jimmy Buffett gave a virtual performance at South by Southwest in Austin this weekend. It was the singer’s first performance since a January appearance in Sydney, Australia, where he was hospitalized after falling off the stage.
Buffett played a three-song set from his St. Bart’s home at the StageIt event, which was held in celebration of the site’s coming out of beta mode.
Billboard recently featured StageIt as a new online broadcasting platform with which artists can interact directly with fans and earn money through a micropayment and “tip jar” system. The site has also featured performances by artists such as Debbie Gibson, the Plain White T’s, and even Uncharted artist Tyler Ward.
See a clip from Jimmy’s StageIt performance below.