Amidst the closure of venues across the world, Northern-Irish singer songwriter Janet Devlin has announced her 115th ticketed live concert on the streaming platform StageIt. Two performances will take place on March 26th, with virtual tickets available from Janet’s artist page HERE.
As is evident by the number of concerts Janet has already performed on the online concert platform StageIt, she is ahead of the curve with the oncoming trend of artists performing concerts online. For a number of years Janet has been treating her most supportive fans, often referred to as the ‘Do-Crew’, to live performances from her studio, with two streams on each designated day enabling fans in Europe and America to catch concerts convenient to their time zones.
StageIt combines facets of ticketed gigging and busking by allowing viewers to purchase Pay-What-You-Can digital tickets to streamed concerts, whist also allowing for monetary digital ‘tips’ paid during performances. This alternative stream of income has been hugely beneficial for independent artists like Janet, who not only see the online concerts as a way to get closer to and engage with fans, but also as a way to fiscally support their continued career. Janet has proven this by using the funds raised from StageIt gigs to pay for recording sessions making her upcoming album ‘Confessional’ (released May 1st 2020).
One of the most popular performers on the platform, Janet regularly sells between 200-300 tickets per performance to her concerts, and since March 2014 has racked up over 1750 followers.
Whilst the intended use of StageIt has been explored by Janet for over 6 years, a new unexpected turn in the global environment has prompted many to ask what can be done to minimise loss of revenue when artists are no longer able to tour due to mandatory social distancing. Platforms like StageIt can provide viable ways for artists to monetise performing, whilst providing a unique live experience.
Janet’s most recent release is the single ‘Away With The Fairies’ (Listen HERE), a fairy-tale folk-pop song that brings light to shade, and follows three dark, defiant releases leading up to her eagerly-anticipated studio album ‘Confessional’, released May 1st 2020. To coincide with the release of her album on the same day, Janet Devlin will publish her autobiography ‘My Confessional’ through Omnibus Press. Pre-order the book HERE.
‘Away With The Fairies’ been produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Benjamin Clementine) and was written by Janet and multi-platinum songsmith Paul Statham (Dido; ‘Here With Me’ & ‘No Angel’, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor). Having joined forces with Paul in 2017 when the concept of the album Confessional started taking shape, Janet felt compelled to confide in her cowriter about the hidden subject matter of her song. “Grant me wings…” begs permission for copious amounts of vodka and Red Bull to embrace an altered state; the charming phrase “moonbeam child” is the combination of moon from ‘moonshine’ and Beam from ‘Jim Beam’.
Janet’s long-awaited new album ‘Confessional’ is a collection of 12 confessions. These sumptuous pop-folk melodies tell the extraordinary adventure of Janet’s journey from a shy and isolated teenager in Gortin, Northern Ireland to the mature, honest and distinctive artist that stands and sings proudly today. Pre-save ‘Confessional’ HERE.