Episode 4: Arjun Mehta - The future of live streaming
Season 1, Ep. 4
As CEO of digital experience platform Moment House, Arjun knows a thing or two about bringing art to life virtually. I caught up with him to talk about what it takes to attract the likes of Justin Beiber or Tame Impala, and what the future of at-home experiences could mean for creators.Heads up: Everyone here is extremely passionate about the creator economy, which means you may hear some strong language from time to time.Arjun Mehta was among the first batch of students at the Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for the Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at USC. After graduating, he found there was no obvious online destination for artists to have high-quality, live experiences. Arjun quickly coded the first prototype of what he envisioned, tested it with dozens of artists, and put together a founding team.Moment House officially launched in October 2020 backed by music powerhouses like Scooter Braun, Jared Leto, and Kygo. In its incredibly short existence, the company has processed 1 million tickets and hosted over 700 moments. These moments include concerts from Justin Beiber, St. Vincent, Kygo, and KSI — events that were streamed in 168 different countries. Arjun hopes the virtual success of Moment House will make the company a key player in the metaverse, leading the way for future interactivity.