For the past five years, Kuala Lumpur based live venue "LIVE FACT" has played a part in helping to nurture the local independent music scene. We have created a platform for established and upcoming local acts as well as a touring destination for international artists. We are proud to grow alongside them and be a part of their musical journey. Likewise, we are also a meeting point and hangout spot for the like-minded and gig-goers.
However, in the face of the ongoing pandemic, live performances are in peril, as social distancing make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible. Despite the gradual re-opening of local businesses, live events and large public gatherings are still prohibited.
Like lots of businesses, we have gone three months without any income. As a live music venue, our revenues based largely on door takings and beverage sales, without any shows, it is indeed a challenging task to keep things going. To stay afloat, we tried to shift our business by offering packages for recording, rehearsal and production but still yet to produce any results.
The economic impact we're experiencing is unprecedented but still we remain optimisitc, we believe that even during this trying time music is still an important part of our lives and we want to stay connected with the artists and their fans.
Hence, we figure out the best way to bring everyone together is to go VIRTUAL!
WHY VIRTUAL GIGS?
1. To sustain our space. We want to be brutally honest with you, we need to pay our monthly rental, utility bills and maintenance fees.
2. To keep the music alive, three months without any gigs, life sucks!
3. To reconnect with musicians and fans. Yes, we missed the sing along, body surfing, mosh pit and flying guitar, someone needs to break that partition wall again!
LIVE FACT VIRTUAL CONCERT
Date: Wednesday, 29th July 2020
Streaming Platform: To be announced
A new project conceived by LIVE FACT, to enable the venue to stay afloat as well as to stay connected with the artists and their fans during this trying times. However, from webinars to concerts, everyday social media platforms are being flooded with live videos. People with a short attention span may have trouble focusing for any length of time without being easily distracted.
But there’s nothing like the real thing when it comes to seeing the historical musical moments and hearing the in-depth stories of a band or an artist, which is where documentaries (rockumentaries) come in: At Live Fact, we have the privilege and advantage of capturing these artists onstage, backstage or behind the scenes, coupled with interviews and chronological surveys of the band’s career and ultimately to produce a series of concert films and rockumentaries that brings back the fun and memories of a live music experience.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Despite all the hurdles, we want to keep it going and we hope you can help us to realize the project.
By pledging here on pitchIN, you will become the first batch of supporters to receive VIRTUAL PASS to our first online showcase (line up to be determined) in July, you will also receive exclusive merchandize from us at LIVE FACT as well as the artists.
The money raised from this campaign will be used to fund the virtual showcase, including:
1. Technical setup costs (capture card, video switcher, lighting, cameras)
2. Crew allowance (audio engineer, videographer, video editor, sound crew)
3. Artist fees.
Help us spread the word to your friends via SOCMED!
Thanks in advance!