Watching live concerts online has become a big trend of late — from full festival livestreams to pay-per-view shows — so it’s really no surprise that there’s a company out there fixing to take live shows mobile. Enter: a new line of apps from DVD authoring company The Pavement, who has begun converting concert footage into apps. The first mess of tapes on the block? That would be David Gilmour In Concert, featuring the Pink Floyd singer/guitarist.
We’ll have to wait until November 19 to check out the iOS app (available for iPhone, iPad & iPhone touch), but, according to the site, it will include all the content from the 2001/2002 concert DVD (including extras) for around $8.00 per download. It’s described thusly:
The App works exactly like its source DVD – full of rich video and audio material with interactive motion, menu navigation options and bonus extras. The quality of the HD footage can be especially enjoyed on the latest range of tablets, many of which have enhanced screens for HD viewing.
While this concert app purports to be “the first one in the world,” we seriously doubt that assertion. Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame released his Slash 360 app in August, allowing the audience to view a recording session in 360 degrees. Slash’s app may not center around repurposing old footage for new technological means, but it does present a live show in a new mobile format.
We’re interested to see how The Pavement‘s app diversifies itself in a growing field.