UPDATED: IV of Spades Cancels Free Online Concert

As a safety precaution.

(SPOT.ph) Live-streaming has become the new normal for most of us as we try to stay home and, hopefully, contain the COVID-19 pandemic as much as we can. Music gigs, theater shows, and yoga classes are being streamed through various online platforms to maintain some sense of regularity amid mandated quarantine. While local pop-funk band IV of Spades will be canceling their live online gig happening on Thursday, March 19, at 10 p.m. on the Kumu app, that doesn't mean that we're hearing the last of online concerts produced by the live-streaming app.

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Kumu, which was launched in February 2018, is a live-streaming app and social media platform developed by Filipinos for Filipinos. It is engineered to adapt to the limited Internet speed in the Philippines, which means that you won't be seeing your favorite band freeze in the middle of a performance because of some delay.

Kumu is also offering this service to schools, churches, and organizations who want to hold virtual gatherings. "If a personal or business event has been affected by COVID-19, just reach out to LivesStream@kumu.ph and the Kumu team will support you in setting up your livestream," founder Roland Ros said in a statement.

Kumu is available on Android and iOS.

UPDATED (March 19, 6:30 p.m.): This article has been edited following the cancelation of IV of Spades' online concert.

Main photo from IV of Spades, Facebook

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