Broadstream Is A First-Of-Its-Kind Streaming Platform That Is For Artists, By Artists
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Broadstream Is A First-Of-Its-Kind Streaming Platform That Is For Artists, By Artists

A new streaming platform for the arts is here!

Broadstream, a new arts and arts adjacent streaming platform, features professional content that is both created by and stars diverse voices including those who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. The content focuses on millennials and Gen-Z’ers.

After its first artistic work premiered earlier this year, Broadstream realized that the need to serve the diverse artistic community was not only important, but it was necessary.

As a first-of-its-kind streaming platform, it is free for its users to remove any financial barrier to entry, a much different concept than any of its competitors’ platforms.

“Broadstream proudly empowers and features artists who have too often been historically marginalized, dedicating their platform to amplifying their voices and highlighting art that meets the moment in pursuit of artistic justice,” said the company in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “The platform’s innovative financial model not only compensates artists for their creative vision but also their success.”

While Broadstream operates under a “for the artist, by the artist” model, artists with work on the platform will receive a share of any ad-sales revenue that is generated from their work prior to recoupment. This revenue stream is something that is unheard of and exceeds any similar user-generated streaming platform.

Its commitment to artistic justice is shown through groundbreaking, curated original programming, which includes historic firsts. The streaming platform has featured a talk show hosted by a Black, transgender activist, a sketch comedy show that highlights important social justice issues, and a series of music videos that reimagine ten iconic songs by Black women as American Sign Language music videos.

“The talent featured on Broadstream is both incredibly expansive and inclusive, ranging from well-known celebrities to rising talents, all of whom deserve equal mention and acclaim in this limited space for their incredible artistic talent,” the statement concluded.

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