This glossary contains keywords that frequently appear on the Sessions website, app, and Help Articles. The purpose of the glossary is to help artists and fans understand the core concepts of Sessions and its terminology.
Key Sessions terms
Tasks that an artist can complete in order to progress their Sessions journey, learn about our features, and receive extra rewards. See also: "What are Achievements?".
One of the ways to stream on Sessions. Means using a computer and streaming software (such as Streamlabs OBS) to stream using your computer's setup. See also: "How can I stream from my computer using Streamlabs OBS?".
The Sessions mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Can be used by fans to watch shows, or by artists to stream.
One of the ways to stream on Sessions. Means using the Sessions mobile app (available for Android and iOS) to stream directly from the artist's phone. See also: "How can I stream from the Sessions app?".
Any user that streams content on Sessions and receives Love from fans. (Contrast: fan).
A page from the Sessions website that serves as the centralized focus of information and features for artists. The place where artists can check details about their Artist Level, Sessions initiatives, and register for upcoming Sessions Events. See also: "What is the Artist Hub?".
A numerical indicator of the artist's progress through the Sessions journey. See also: "What are Artist Levels and Experience Points?".
A page from the Sessions website that serves as the main way of setting up and launching an artist's advanced stream using OBS. See also: "What is the Advanced Streaming Panel?".
The points system used to assign an Artist Level to artists. Calculated based on Love received, minutes streamed, and Stars tapped. See also: "What are Artist Levels and Experience Points?".
The Love received from participating in our features and programs (contrast: Fan-donated Love). Gets added to your account by us at Sessions weekly on Wednesdays. See also: "What is Bonus Love?".
Tasks that an artist can complete in order to receive extra rewards. (Contrast: Fan Missions). See also: "What are Bonus Quests and Fan Missions?".
One of the ways to stream on Sessions. Means using your computer's browser to stream directly from your webcam and microphone. See also: "How can I stream from my computer browser?".
The process of turning the Love you received as an artist into real-life funds as US Dollars. It might take some weeks for the funds to be added to a valid PayPal account. See also: "What is a Cash-out?".
A recurring membership to an artist that a fan can subscribe to. Grants access to exclusive content and is a way to support favorites. Fans can subscribe to multiple artists' crews. See also: "What are Crew Subscriptions?".
The fanbase of an artist; the list of currently-subscribed fans. Provides exclusive content and rewards to fans subscribed to an artist. See also: "What are Crews?".
Name given to a Sessions feature that, just like in a real-life music event, showcases artists on a virtual stage to the entire platform at a previously-scheduled performance time. See also: "What are Sessions Events?".
Any user that watches streams on Sessions and donates Love to artists. (Contrast: artist).
The Love donated by your fans while you're streaming, through the donation of Stickers, custom chat messages, or song requests (contrast: Bonus Love). See also: "What is Fan-donated Love?".
Tasks that a fan can complete in order to automatically send extra Stars to all artists they're currently subscribed to. (Contrast: Bonus Quests). See also: "What are Bonus Quests and Fan Missions?".
A category of Sessions Events. Has no restrictions on Artist Level or theme. Open to both new and seasoned artists. See also: "What are Festivals by Sessions?".
The currency used on the platform. Can be purchased by fans using money, and donated to artists while they're streaming. Can be cashed out by artists to convert into PayPal funds. See also: "What is Love?".
An email that is sent to artists every Friday, detailing the Bonus Love that was added to their account two days prior (on Wednesdays). See also: "What is the Love Ledger?".
A bundle of Love that fans can purchase to charge up their account with Love to donate to artists. See also: "What is a "Love Package"?".
A monthly competition between all the artists to see who receives the most amount of "Stickers of the Month" from their fans. See also: "What is Love Quest?".
RULES OF CONDUCT
The system of directives that dictates the expected conduct users should display while on the platform. Failing to follow the Rules of Conduct might result in suspensions. See also: "What are the Sessions Rules of Conduct?".
A section of Sessions where fans can purchase Love Packages to charge up their account. This Love can then be donated to artists. See also: "How do I buy Love?".
A category of Sessions Events. Created around a specific theme and aimed towards veteran artists. See also: "What are Sessions Showcases?".
A feature that artists can utilize to build a "tip menu" of songs to perform. Fans spend their Love by donating to the artist to request the songs. See also: "What are Song Requests?".
A way to help artists level their account up. Stars will randomly appear when watching shows and can be tapped to send them to the artist performing. Can also be obtained by completing quests. See also: "What are Stars?".
The main way of donating Love to artists and interacting with them. There are multiple types of Stickers, each costing a different amount of Love. Fans spend their Love on the Stickers, donating this Love to their favorite artists. See also: "What are Stickers?".
A term used to define your show, and the act of sending the audio/video from your device to the Sessions servers.
A necessary software to stream using Advanced Streaming. It's the app used to send the audio/video of your device to the Sessions servers after some advanced configuration. Might be OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, or similar apps.
A special link that guarantees access to watching a Sessions Event.
The points system used to determine the winner of the Weekly League. Obtainable by being online and streaming, and by receiving Love. Resets every Sunday. See also: "What are Trophies?".
Your unique identifier in Sessions. If you're an artist, your username also defines the URL link of your Sessions Profile. See also: "How can I find my exact Artist username?".
A weekly competition between the number of Trophies obtained from artists when compared to other similar artists. Resets every Sunday. See also: "What are Weekly Leagues?".
A special webpage in The Green Room that lists and showcases all artists that recently won a Sessions Event. See also: "How can I know the winners of an event?".
Full Sessions glossary
A feature that artists can turn on in their Artist Panel. Temporarily modifies the user interface of fans so they can show their appreciation for the artist.
A piece of equipment artists can choose to use in order to hook up multiple microphones or instruments to their computer. Recommended if the artist requires plugging in more than one audio device to their setup.
One of the main features of the artist room when streaming. An area where the fans and the artist can communicate by text. Public to all users that join the artist's room.
CHAT ROOM - See "Chat".
An exclusive area of text-based conversation, unique to each artist, that is visible only to fans currently subscribed to them.
CREW FEED - See "Newsfeed".
Name given to a fan that is currently subscribed to any given artist's crew.
A feature that artists can turn on in their Artist Panel. Makes their entire stream only visible and accessible to their crew members.
DASHBOARD - See "Artist Hub".
Short for Digital Audio Workstation. Name given to a category of software that musicians use to create, produce, record, and mix music. DAWs are NOT necessary to stream on Sessions.
The time interval between the artist and the viewers. Due to the nature of online streaming, your show has a latency of around 20 seconds, and viewers will watch you perform a little bit later than in real-time.
One of the editable aliases you can have in your account. Your display name is the name shown in the chat rooms and, if you're an artist, on the Sessions main page.
A setting you can turn on in your streaming software if you're using Advanced Streaming to stream to Sessions. It's recommended to turn this setting on to improve your stream quality.
The rewards that can be received from participating, or winning, an event created by Sessions. These prizes could be in extra Bonus Love, extra Prize Pool Points, or other special prizes.
The final results from a Sessions Event. The results and the list of winners can always be found in the Green Room's Winner Spotlight.
EVENT REWARDS - See "Event Prizes".
EXPERIENCE POINTS - See "Artist XP".
An initiative that allows artists to create their own custom store within the Sessions infrastructure. Allows artists to sell Meet & Greet experiences, song downloads, and custom messages.
A remuneration offered to brand-new artists that are performing at a Festival by Sessions for the first time. To quality, artists need to create an Instagram post about their upcoming performance.
Name given to a fan that is currently following an artist. Followers may receive notifications related to the artists they're following.
GIFTS - See "Stickers".
A term meaning you're streaming your show publicly to the internet. Also found in important interface buttons.
A website that serves as our hub of news regarding upcoming Sessions Events for all artists.
A weekly draw between all the artists on the platform provides the random winner with some extra Bonus Love as a lucky surprise.
LATENCY - See "Delay".
LEAGUES - See "Weekly Leagues".
LEVEL - See "Artist Level".
The list of participating artists in a Sessions Event. Also contains the time/date of each artist's participation in that event.
LIVE - See "Go Live".
MEET & GREET
A virtual call between an artist and their fans. Fans join this video call one at a time and can spend some time talking to the artist directly.
MISSIONS - See "Fan Missions".
MIXER - See "Audio Interface".
A special kind of user account used by Sessions staff to moderate streams and send official messages to artists.
A virtual avatar that users can select to represent themselves inside the "Party" room of the artist they're watching.
An exclusive area, unique to each artist, that is visible only to fans currently subscribed to them. Artists post news and exclusive content to this section.
A popular streaming software. Used to make the connection between your audio/video and the Sessions servers when streaming through Advanced Streaming.
The section of an artist's room where the "Mojis" of all viewers reside. A virtual representation of their current viewers.
A special digital video product you can purchase from your favorite artist. Personalized serenades include a short message from the artist and 30 seconds of one song, just for you.
A special digital video product you can purchase from your favorite artist. Personalized videos include a short message from the artist just for you.
The artist's main page. Contains links to their live streams, their upcoming schedule, and is a way for fans to find artists on the platform.
QUESTS - See "Bonus Quests".
RISING ARTIST - See "Artist".
A program that features artists with the most number of "Vote Stickers" received during the previous month in a special event.
ROC - See "Rules of Conduct".
ROOM - See "Chat".
A feature from streaming software (such as OBS Studio) that allows you to switch between different pre-programmed camera and mic settings.
A solo show performed by an Artist, booked in advance to let their Fans know at what time they would be online and streaming. Can be booked by using the Artist Panel.
A secret keycode used to establish the link between your device and the Sessions servers when using Advanced Streaming. Alongside the Stream Key, is needed to set up your stream.
SESSIONS EVENT - See "Events".
SESSIONS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
A special Spotify curated by Sessions that contains original songs from our Sessions artists.
SOLO SHOW - See "Scheduled Show".
A special digital product you can purchase from your favorite artist. Sessions artists can make their songs available for their fans to purchase through our Sessions store.
A tool available in the Artist Hub so artists can check the link between their streaming software and the Sessions servers when using Advanced Streaming.
A feature from streaming software (such as OBS Studio) that allows you to use different methods of input (such as different cameras, different microphones, or different instruments plugged into your computer) when using Advanced Streaming.
STICKER OF THE MONTH
A special Love Sticker selected monthly to act as the "Sticker of the Month". Used to rank artists in the monthly Love Quest.
STIPEND - See "Festival Stipend".
A customizable store that is available to artists through the Fan Forward program. Allows artists to sell their songs, personalized messages, or Meet & Greets.
A secret keycode used to establish the link between your device and the Sessions servers when using Advanced Streaming. Alongside the Server URL, is needed to set up your stream.
A popular streaming software. Used to make the connection between your audio/video and the Sessions servers when using Advanced Streaming from a computer.
SUBSCRIPTION - See "Crew Subscription".
A temporary sanction that might be issued to artists that are breaking the Sessions Rules of Conduct. Temporarily prevents these artists to stream on Sessions.
A system of different degrees of Weekly Leagues and a way to categorize artists into tiers for matchmaking purposes..
TURN ON APPLAUSE - See "Applause".
VIEWER - See "Fan".
A set of special Love Stickers that are used to make artists eligible for the Rising Idols program.
WEEKLY LEAGUES - See "Leagues".
XP POINTS - See "Experience Points".
These are all names of Festivals by Sessions:
HEARTBEATS IN L.A. - September, 2022
AUTONOMY FESTIVAL - August, 2022
THE ROAD TO LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL: JULY - July, 2022
THE ROAD TO LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL - June, 2022
ROAD TO VEGAS - May, 2022
DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS FESTIVAL - April, 2022
PEACH FESTIVAL - March, 2022
FURTHER FUTURE - February, 2022
MIDNIGHT MAGIC - January, 2022
These are all names of Sessions Events (unique or recurring, past or present):
60'S THROWBACK SHOWCASE
70'S THROWBACK SHOWCASE
80'S THROWBACK SHOWCASE
90'S THROWBACK SHOWCASE
ACOUSTIC DRIVE SHOWCASE
ANIMATED MOVIES SHOWCASE
BOY BAND SHOWCASE
BREAKUP SONGS SHOWCASE
COFFEE & CHILL SHOWCASE
CREW BATTLES SHOWCASE
GIRL GROUP SHOWCASE
ICONS OF MUSIC
JUKEBOX KARAOKE SHOWCASE
LEVEL UP SHOWCASE
LOVE QUEST WINNER SHOWCASE
POP DIVAS SHOWCASE
POP DREAMS SHOWCASE
POP HITS SHOWCASE
POT OF GOLD SHOWCASE
RISING IDOLS SHOWCASE
ROCK OUT SHOWCASE
TURN UP THE RADIO
UP ON THE MARQUEE
WEDDING SONGS SHOWCASE