No event is “on YouTube”. It does not make sense in physical terms. That is the method of broadcast. It is more of a Medium. A Company who is then hosting the broadcast. Just like Spotify or iTunes. They are the companies who host, not locations in themselves.
“On YouTube” and “On Spotify” is more like “On ABC TV” or “On BBC Radio One”.
The Host of the event is a human sitting in a location. In this example - Arkansas, USA.
The performances happen in other locations. This can be as vague as “USA” as they don’t need to give out their home address. But they are still sitting somewhere doing the broadcast. Naming the City or State of the performer is more interesting and relevant than knowing which commercial station we could listen to it on. “On YouTube” is like saying Glastonbury is “On BBC TV”.
This is interesting when is spread worldwide. (@jesus2099 understands what I mean).
And correct, none of this is needed. Not a single physical location needs to be added. But events are still run from somewhere. And that somewhere is not “in YouTube”. Even if it was Google’s AI running the event that AI is on a server somewhere being initiated by someone.
Youtube \ Spotify \ iTunes are not locations. They are companies who pay for these events and make the profit from them through advertising.
In this example, the “Mutants of the Monsters 2020” festivals is normally run from Arkansa in the USA.
The first thing I find in a search still ties them clearly to Arkansas. Mutants of the Monster , a Central Arkansas festival helmed by Chris Terry (Rwake, Deadbird, Iron Tongue) that has championed heavy sounds for years, is going virtual in 2020 . We are also raising funds and awareness for two local organizations that support transgender rights and immigrants here in Arkansas.
It is run on the Arkansas Times’ You Tube channel. To me that still makes it an Arkansas gig. Arkansas is clearly at the centre of it all.