From Verzuz to Quarantine Radio: Live Streams and Fan Growth During COVID-19

In this episode, we explore artist live streaming on Instagram Live and YouTube Live and how it’s affected social media follower growth for Jill Scott and Erykah Badu (Verzuz), Tory Lanez (Quarantine Radio) and Ty Dolla $ign, Metallica (Metallica Mondays) and Iron Maiden, H.E.R. (Girls With Guitars) and SZA, Diplo (Corona World Tour) and DJ Snake, and Charli XCX and Miley Cyrus (Bright Minded) during the coronavirus pandemic. Follow along with the original article at

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This week, we're diving into our new analysis of how artist live streaming is affecting audience engagement during COVID-19:

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