Swedish tech startup, Staccs, partners with Believe and DCD Rights01 April 2021 - Press release
Swedish tech startup, Staccs, partners with Believe and DCD Rights for launch of premium streaming service for concert video
Content agreements announced with Believe and DCD Rights
New, untapped commercial opportunities open up for the music industry
Music fans can relive their favourite concerts, on demand, in restored, high-quality content
Swedish tech startup, Staccs, has partnered and agreed content deals with French distributor Believe – a global, forward-thinking digital music company, and DCD Rights - a UK-based distributor company - for the launch of its brand new, premium streaming on-demand service for filmed music concerts. Set to launch in the Nordics in 2021, Staccs will provide fans the opportunity to relive their favourite concerts, on demand, advert free - and in the highest quality possible. The partnerships will see access to hundreds of archive material made available on Staccs. The new home for concerts on demand, Staccs presents a new and unique commercial opportunity for the music industry.
After three years of development, Staccs has created a platform which will stream high-quality, premium video and audio content - all available in one place. It is producing the world's greatest concert catalogue in history. Access to Staccs for fans will be based upon a simple user subscription model which will be tiered according to options dependent on upgrades to content or sound.
The new partnerships with Believe and DCD Rights means that hundreds of historic concerts and music content will be brought back for fans to rediscover and relive. Material from DCD Rights, a UK-based distributor company, will be among the first that fans can enjoy - such as Iron Maiden's 'En Vivo! Live At Estadio Nacional, Santiago (2011)', David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars (1973)', Oasis' 'Live at Wembley (2000)', and many more. Believe will offer content from its Nuclear Blast catalogue - such as Sabaton's 'Live at Wacken (2015)', Nightwish's 'Vehicle Of Spirit, Wembley (2015)', Accept's 'Restless and Live, Bang Your Head (2015)', amongst others. Both Believe and DCD Rights will supply Staccs with memorable concerts that will be restored, for fans to enjoy, over and over again.
For the music industry, the platform offers a new, untapped revenue stream. With so many great concerts digitally available, Staccs will bring them back but in a refreshed, modern way which will benefit not only the artists but also the rights holders. This will be based on a revenue share and user-centric model between the copyright owners, the artists and Staccs.
Jonas Sellberg, Co-Founder and Head of Artist Relations of Staccs, commented: "We've created a platform with the music fan in mind. Our platform exists for concertgoers to relive their favourite, legendary moments but also, to engage and discover music through our premium, high-quality streaming service. Not only that, but we believe we're providing a new commercial opportunity for the music industry in which stored concert material can be repurposed and utilised as part of the overall music ecosystem. Our new content agreements in place are a testament of the commitment shown by the industry in our platform and showcases how this is a new, contemporary way for fans to relive the magic of a live concert - in the comfort of their home."
Gideon Mountford, Head of Digital Retail of Believe, added: "Teaming up with Staccs means that we can utilise classic video content that can be marketed in a way that hasn't been done before. Its premium platform is the perfect place to host our archive content which can be enjoyed by fans, wherever and whenever. Gone are the days of producing concert DVDs and this provides the perfect solution which the industry can take advantage of to market classic videos."
James Anderson, Sales Manager of DCD Rights, said: "We are delighted to be working with Staccs with their fantastic new platform. DCD has a strong music library that provides essential viewing for every music fan and we look forward to making a variety of live shows available to their subscribers."
The streaming service will be available for any device and screen size, allowing the fan to watch on the go, in any format, whether it be on a mobile device, or in the comfort of their home synced up to a web browser. Pricing details will be revealed ahead of launch which is set for 2021 across the Nordics. Details of a UK launch will be shared later.
The new home for concerts on demand, Staccs is set to offer music fans the opportunity to relive their favourite concert moments. For more information, head to www.staccs.com.