Advanced and innovative practices in the tech space continue to shape the future of the entertainment industry. As brands cash in on the trends creating new entertainment experiences, more tech companies are emerging to set the standard.
#BeApp — a new digital platform that allows users to livestream their favorite music artists and concerts — is striving to create inclusive ways for the average person to access various forms of entertainment, no matter where they’re located.
Founder Ray Smith — a West Philadelphia native who’s worked in the livestream space for over 15 years — realized at a young age that his access to big-ticket concerts and festivals was limited. Now, he’s created #BeApp to democratize a simpler way to bring people real-life entertainment experiences on their devices.
“The inspiration is really born out of a lack of being able to access entertainment,” said Smith. “We’re using the power of the web to connect people with music when there is no music venue, which is incredibly important, especially in times like this.”
#BeApp is an interactive platform that allows artists to create intimate experiences and connect with their fans directly in real-time.
“We’ve created a digital manifestation of all the reasons why people love live music and music discovery,” Smith said.
Through #BeApp, any users with a mobile device can go live and stream their own performances. Users can also subscribe to other users and receive notifications once they go live.
Another unique feature to the platform’s structure is merchandise integration, which allows users to buy merch from an artist’s performance and sell their own merch as well.