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10 YouTube music channels you need to know

While we wait for live music to return, we've listed our top 10 places on YouTube where you can find the very best live performances.

10 youtube music channels

Are you missing live music? If the answer is yes, then this list is made for you! Whether you want to see your favourite artists perform or you’re looking to discover something new, the wonderful world of YouTube has something for everybody. Here is our list of the top 10 YouTube music channels you need to know.


Other Voices

Kerry based Other Voices can claim the prize of Ireland’s premier live music channel with over 50,000 subscribers currently. The Irish platform has had plenty of top Irish and international stars visit them in Dingle to display their musical talent over the years.

Notable performers: Hozier, Amy Winehouse, James Vincent McMorrow, Mick Flannery, Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death | #Courage2020


COLORS

German tastemakers COLORS have amassed over 5 million subscribers, becoming something of an internet sensation amongst music lovers. Many artists have gone on to superstardom after performing in the aesthetically pleasing backdrop of the COLORS studio.

Notable performers: Billie Eilish, Dermot Kennedy, The Teskey Brothers, Skepta, Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys feat. SiR - Three Hour Drive | A COLORS SHOW


BBCRadio1Vevo

Some of the worlds biggest pop stars stop off at the BBC studios to perform a collection of never before heard covers and some of their own popular hits.

Notable performers: Miley Cyrus, Becky Hill, Little Mix, Declan McKenna, YUNGBLUD.

YUNGBLUD - Cardigan (Taylor Swift cover) in the Live Lounge


NPR Music

NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series treats fans to a wonderfully intimate glimpse of their favourite artists. Accompanied by a live band, you’ll hear some of your favourite songs like you’ve never heard them before.

Notable performers: BTS, Tyler The Creator, Harry Styles, Black Pumas, Dua Lipa.

Dua Lipa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert


Boiler Room

Boiler Room is the place to be if you’re missing those nights out on the dancefloor. The brand has hosted some of the biggest names in dance music, as well as giving some up-and-coming artists a platform to shine. The independent brand has stopped off at over 250 locations across the world including Dublin.

Notable performers: Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Disclosure, James Blake, Nina Kraviz.

Saoirse | Boiler Room x AVA: Dublin


Charlie Sloth

After leaving the BBC, Charlie Sloth has gone his own way to much success. The main reason for Sloth’s popularity is the world famous Fire In The Booth, where MC’s display their skills with an anything goes, freestyle session.

Notable performers: Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, Stormzy, Offica.

Offica - Fire in the Booth


Mahogany

The Mahogany sessions bring a polished, cinematic live experience, showcasing rising stars and some well established acts.

Notable performers: Hozier, Kodaline, Billie Eilish, James Bay, Dermot Kennedy.

Dermot Kennedy - Power Over Me & For Island Fires and Family (live) | Mahogany Session


Triple J

Triple J’s Like A Version series is where you can see some of your favourite artists put their own spin on some of their favourite songs.

Notable performers: Tame Impala, Tones And I, Denzel Curry, James Vincent McMorrow, Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish covers Michael Jackson 'Bad' for Like A Version


The Current

This Minnesota based radio station have had a whole host of world renowned acts take to their studio to perform live sets.

Notable performers: Lizzo, Billy Bragg, Bon Iver, Michael Kiwanuka, Hozier.

Hozier - Movement (Live at The Current)


DSCVR

VevoDSCVR is a channel dedicated to showcasing the talent of budding artists on the rise. This is the channel for you if you want to stay ahead of the curve.

Notable performances: beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Mae Muller, Jay1, Inhaler.

Inhaler - When It Breaks (VEVO DSCVR Live Session)


If you enjoyed our 10 YouTube music channels you need to follow, check out our Guide to a couch concert HERE. To keep up to date with upcoming Live Stream shows see HERE.