Travis Scott set an amazing new record for attendance at an online concert

With so everyone on lockdown, artists are turning online to stage performances.

This week, Travis Scott played a gig inside Fortnite in front of 12.3 million concurrent players. That obliterated the previous Fortnite record held by Marshmello with his 10.7 participants in February 2019.

How profitable was this? Fortnite hasn’t released details, but conservative industry estimates is that Scott probably made about US$2 million from the sales of skins and merch.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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