ESM Productions partnered with Live Nation and Jay Z’s Roc Nation to create and produce the Budweiser Made in America Festival. The annual two-day festival premiered in 2012 on Labor Day weekend and has been produced in Philly each year since. The Festival features top performers in all genres and brings out over 90,000 concertgoers, over two days, to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and a live stream audience of well over 1,000,000 people worldwide. In 2015, the festival was live streamed on Jay Z’s TIDAL HIFI streaming service. In the first year of the Festival the broadcast broke YouTube records for dwell time. Each year since the live-stream has been seen by over 1 million people worldwide. This is due to the exceptional production value we bring with our broadcast, and also the exceptional quality of the entertainment at the Festival.
ESM was responsible for a team of nearly 250 broadcast professionals, including 45 camera operators, 4 on-site multi-channel audio mixing facilities, fiber transmission, and satellite transmission. After the live Festival, ESM also produced Video on Demand segments for various artists, which were posted on TIDAL.