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interesting trend….UK musician Sandi Thom records performances from her basement and broadcasts on the internet to a growing number of viewers.

“A web tour is basically what you do when you have a lack of money and no car”

Thom uses a webcam to record a nightly performance before broadcasting it on the net later in the evening. In the past eight days she has entertained more than 250,000 fans worldwide. By contrast, her live audiences usually total about 200 when she plays in clubs around Britain.

The blossoming success of Thom’s web tour illustrates how a new generation of unknown singers and bands are connecting with fans directly through the internet before achieving conventional chart success.

link to BBC article
link to Streaming Tank, the site that hosts the web broadcast