A production company specializing in capturing live performances and events.
FirstLive love to provide their customers amazing coffee and Ultimate Ears. Their team of techies is ready to help with just about any production needs – from live sound, audio and video recordings of live events, all the way to post-production editing, and live streaming. FirstLive Studio also provide in-house recording services at 2 of NYC’s finest venues – the world-famous Lower East Side venue Arlene’s Grocery and at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.
If you’re in Brooklyn swing by, meet some great folks, have a delicious cup or two of coffee and check out their Ultimate Ears set up!
219 Central Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn 11221
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Can you tell us a little bit about the company?
We are a creative and unique brand founded on live music. Our technical area of specialization is live recording of musical events, multi-camera video capture, live streaming, and we publish FirstLive, Guide to Live Music Venues for New York City and Austin. Late last year, we opened our first brick and mortar location in Brooklyn called FirstLive CoffeeHouse. Beyond serving premium coffee, we stream and host weekly multi-camera interviews with artists, coffee people, curators of NYC culture.
Can you tell us a bit about what you offer?
A function of the coffeehouse is to connect with the music community – artists, fans, techies, and coffee lovers over an expertly crafted espresso beverage. We livestream in-house interviews with artists to help them promote their music and upcoming shows. Artists or audiophiles interested in custom in-ear monitors can visit the Ultimate Ears Listening Station located in the coffeehouse.
What have you got up your sleeve for 2016?
Our second multi-city location, The FirstLive CoffeeHouse, Austin will open to connect the music communities of NYC and Austin via in-house live streaming in an authentic coffeehouse setting. Plans are also developing to open a Coffeehouse in Nashville and build a music community that connects around the nation.
We are in the process of evaluating action cameras (and automobiles) to install/replace our existing multi-camera setup at the CoffeeHouse in Brooklyn. The mobile multi-camera livestream will be tested in my Volvo XC90 in February. A pilot of the mobile setup is scheduled to air via our livestream channel on February 23rd.