With a digital archive of more than 25,000 concerts and hundreds of on-demand videos of full shows from marquee acts like Metallica, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Dead & Company, and Phish, nugs.net has quadrupled its collection of music since launching its first subscription streaming service in 2015. Over the past year, streaming has become a vital part of the music landscape, and nugs.net’s on-demand access to live music has been a lifeline to fans worldwide, nearly doubling its subscriber base since this time last year. The ever-expanding collection of full length, professionally recorded concerts feature some of the best live performances whether 30 years ago or yesterday, and nugs.net is proud to announce that The Hold Steady, Ziggy Marley, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have been added to the streaming platform this week, with Van Morrison joining later this month. A mix of new and archival shows from all four artists will be added to nugs.net over future months.
Formed in 2003, Brooklyn-based band, The Hold Steady, have released eight albums, numerous singles and played over 1000 shows across all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Europe and Australia. Since 2016, the band has hosted Massive Nights, a legendary multi-night celebration of music and community held each year at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. For the first time ever, fans can now stream exclusive soundboard audio from some of The Hold Steady’s favorite Massive Nights performances over the last six years. Listen to the first set of never-before-heard live concert audio via nugs.net here: nugs.net/theholdsteady.
Known for creating music that infuses the reggae genre with funk, blues, rock, and other elements through mindful songcraft, eight-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, musician, producer, activist, and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley, has cultivated a legendary career for close to 40 years. In partnership with nugs.net, Ziggy is debuting three full-length, live concert recordings featuring music from his vast musical catalog. Soundboard audio from his 2006 performance in San Diego, 2017 show at Saratoga, CA’s Mountain Winery, and rare 2017 acoustic Storytellers set from Newport are available to stream now exclusively at nugs.net/ziggymarley.
Music fans around the globe can also enjoy the far-out sound of Australian psych-rockers, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, who have partnered with nugs.net to bring live soundboard audio from nine epic King Gizzard concerts to the platform’s extensive streaming catalog. Included are three pro-shot, full concert videos – two from Australia earlier this year and one San Francisco show in 2016 – available together for the first time in both audio and video formats. King Gizzard's prolific nature led them to release 18 studio albums at a frenetic pace, and their intense desire to seek out new sounds, follow new paths, and unfettered sonic exploration are manifested in their music. Discover King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s hand-picked selection of concert recordings streaming on nugs.net here: nugs.net/kglw.
Brad Serling, nugs.net Founder and CEO, adds,“Covid-19 has forever changed the live music landscape, bringing streaming concerts on-demand into the mainstream diet of media consumption. nugs.net’s dramatic growth in both our streaming catalog of artists and our subscriber base over the past year reflects the increased demand for high quality audio and video concert recordings, made easily and instantly accessible to fans around the globe.”