10 YouTube music channels you need to know

Are you missing live music? If the answer is yes, then this list is made for you! Here is our list of the top 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.

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

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

Notable performersHozier, Amy Winehouse, James Vincent McMorrow, Mick Flannery, Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death live at Other Voices Courage | Kilmainham Gaol


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 performersBillie Eilish, Dermot Kennedy, The Teskey Brothers, Skepta, Alicia Keys.

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


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 performersMiley 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 performersBTS, 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 performersCarl 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 performersDrake, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, Stormzy, Offica.

Offica - Fire in the Booth


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

Notable performersHozier, 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 performersTame 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 performersLizzo, Billy Bragg, Bon Iver, Michael Kiwanuka, Hozier.

Hozier - Movement (Live at The Current)


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 performancesbeabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Mae Muller, Jay1, Inhaler.

Inhaler - When It Breaks (VEVO DSCVR Live Session)

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