Audio streaming app Beatstream is a platform without barriers, with zero setup costs and unbeatable audio quality. Although established prior to the pandemic, they invested heavily in the platform during lockdown and have already streamed the First Dance pilot event from Liverpool which attracted listeners from all over the world.
During the launch of Beatstream, they have conducted successful pilot streams with The Happy Mondays, Shed Seven, The Blossoms, Graeme Park and Clint Boon amongst many more. The app now boasts more than 50,000 listeners in 24 countries. Early stats show that 94% of people who buy a ticket for a Beatstream event are still listening at the end, and the platform is adding new features all the time, including integrated paywalls, social media incorporation and much more.
Music is a social experience, and Beatstream harnesses that. The platform’s digital transformation of the live music experience has created endless opportunities for musicians, especially during a time where live gatherings of people are restricted all over the world. The Beatstream Live function has not only allowed artists to continue earning whilst music venues have been forced to shut, but has also connected fans to their favourite artists.
As popular as video streaming has become, audio streaming is still vastly preferred in most settings such as house parties. An audio stream allows artists to focus on what they are best at – the music. Even post-Covid, when live streaming from clubs takes off once more, audio-only streaming will remain the first choice simply because the UK’s network infrastructure isn’t stable enough to allow mass video streaming to be scaled to levels of suitable quality and stability.
Beatstream allows artists and venues to earn revenue by selling tickets and streaming live performances to an unlimited global audience. It costs nothing to set up, and takes under 10 minutes to get live, which is in stark contrast to the costs and time involved in setting up visual streaming. The complete plug and play solution offers secure streaming that restricts sharing, is available via the app or on desktops and sits behind an embedded paywall.
That paywall is now capable of allowing events to be either free, ticketed, pay what you feel, tip only, or a charitable donation. Tickets are listed via a simple online form and are sold via the Beatstream ticket site, with dedicated technicians setting up each listing. Users earn revenue on each ticket sold via the app, with Beatstream costs starting from only £1 + 15p per hour streamed from each ticket.
Social media is also being ever more closely integrated with Beatstream with event chat and messaging recently added and plans for much more in the near future. All of this has led to quick growth for Beatstream, which is already actively engaging partners in the USA and Europe’s 24/7 live music experience covering all genres from country to EDM, gospel to punk, hip hop to jazz. Partnerships have been struck up with the likes of PRS For Music, The Department for International Trade, Music Venue Trust (MVT) and many more to come.
Matt Walsh, Founder & CEO comments; “We take the feed straight from the mixing desk so the fans hear the full live experience. They simply buy a ticket, receive a code and sign into the gig on the Beatstream website or App when the doors open. It’s a high-quality audio stream and all the test events have sounded fantastic. The technology has been designed to be simple, it takes minutes to set up at the venue and can be listened to anywhere in the world on many devices.
“Promoters can now sell tickets for people to listen anywhere in the world. This is a new revenue stream which goes beyond a venue’s capacity, it is secure, high-quality and limitless. Fans can now get into ‘sold out’ events or follow their favourite artists around the world. Promoters set the price of the ticket; Beatstream Box Office simply charges a fixed price per stream for the technology cost.”
Beatstream connects fans with live music scenes all over the world, no matter where they are. For artists, Beatstream allows them to rest safe in the knowledge that fans are getting the best possible experience, all while offering simple and effective ticketing solutions. There really is nothing else like it.