Today’s guest is Clare Means. She’s a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter. She got her start performing on the Santa Monica Pier. Now she’s known for her success on the livestreaming platforms, specifically Twitch, Facebook, YouTube Live, and Periscope. She’s actually one of the most watched musicians on Periscope. Since quarantine started, she went all in on livestreaming.
Clare talks all about her journey livestreaming, how she built up to be the most successful livestreamer on Periscope, and what it’s looked like since she started livestreaming on all of the other platforms. She breaks each of them down and explains how you can make money on them. She makes her full living exclusively livestreaming.
I’ve been so intrigued by her journey livestreaming, which is why I asked her to be an instructor the Ari’s Take Academy course Livestreaming for Musicians.
2:55 – About Clare Means and her setup
7:14 – Clare’s livestreaming story and how she got started
11:23 – Stories from Clare street performing
17:07 – How Clare got people to stop and listen to her street performing
22:25 – What about street performing has made Clare a better livestreamer?
27:20 – The platforms Clare livestreams to and why
31:24 – Monetization possibilities on each livestreaming platform
39:07 – Which platform Clare makes the most money on and where her engagement is the best
47:58 – Clare’s advice to musicians who want to get started livestreaming
55:12 – What it means to Clare Means to ‘make it’ in the new music business