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Communicorp UK to partner with UK's first live streaming app

02 February 2018

Communicorp UK has partnered with a live music streaming application, available on iOS and soon on Android.

Beatstream, which recently won the startup category at Greater Manchester’s Venturefest has been designed to mutually benefit music lovers, artists and venues by providing a platform for engagement and allowing anyone to listen to live performances anywhere in the world from the comfort of their own surroundings.

By streaming DJ sets, gigs and concerts, Beatstream endeavours to connect people to their preferred type of music, live as it happens, wherever they are.

By allowing venues and artists to engage and connect with people outside the venue, Beatstream have created what they call the invisible string effect allowing listeners to experience live performance of their preferred type of music. This allows venues to create connections which will widen their market exposure and draw people through the venue doors.

Beatstream, founded by Matthew Walsh and Helen Fish has already partnered with global leading app development agency Apadmi and XS Manchester Drive presenter, Clint Boon as their Artistic Director.

Mark Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Communicorp UK said: “We are delighted to have taken a stake in Beatstream and are looking forward to being an active partner in the Beatstream business.”

Helen Fish, Chief Marketing Officer, Beatstream said: “The live music industry has really suffered in recent years with many grassroot venues struggling and even closing down. “Beatstream is 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.”

Matthew Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Beatstream said: “Partnering with Communicorp UK feels like the perfect fit. Ultimately, the success of Beatstream lies in the quality of our stream and the ability to attract listeners, something that Communicorp UK’s brands are extremely adept at doing.

“It was extremely refreshing to meet Mark and his team as many would consider a streaming platform to be direct competition to radio however, the innovative entrepreneurial nature within Communicorp UK showed us that they have the unique desire to look at emerging markets and embrace change.

“With this new partnership, we feel that we will not only embrace change but drive change and provide a much needed service to the grass roots music industry.”

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