Posted on November 25, 2016 by staff

BEATSTREAM has power to ‘revive the live music industry’


A revolutionary new streaming app will allow music lovers to experience the thrill of a gig as it happens – even if they’re hundreds of miles from the venue.

Crowdfunded start-up Beatstream has been developed with a focus on what concert halls and artists need to keep them connected to fans and customers.

It allows music lovers to experience live music, and discover new artists streamed straight to their phone or tablet from iconic venues, including the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Manchester-based developers and entrepreneurs Matthew Walsh and Helen Fish believe it has the power to revive the live music industry.

Helen said: “[The business] has really suffered in recent years with many venues struggling and even closing down.

“Beatstream is all about creating a connection and we believe that by giving people the opportunity to experience live music in their own surroundings we can reignite the feelings and emotions that only live music creates and eventually bring old and new customers through the venue doors.”

The app is available on iOS and is already streaming from venues in the North West. An Android version of Beastream is in development, and the company is now raising investment on the equity-based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

Helen added: “We chose to raise investment with Crowdcube because we wanted to give the opportunity for all music lovers to have a part in reviving the live music industry and with shares from as little as £10 everyone and anyone can get involved at a level they decide.”

Sarah Healey, Business Development Director said: “We have around 200 additional venues across the country ready to go live, so it’s an exciting time.

“I think starting our business in Manchester has been extremely positive for us as a tech business. Manchester is an amazing city and its vibrant music and technology eco-spheres have been essential to our success so far.”