ATLANTA, USA – #BeApp, a new live music streaming platform, and Coca-Cola announced today the launch of Coke Studio Sessions, an exclusive collaboration featuring a diverse line-up of musical performances which will be available for 60 days.
Live performances by more than 100 artists across the globe, including Katy Perry, Anitta, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, Miguel, Cast of Hamilton and Steve Aoki will begin streaming today to refresh fans one virtual performance at a time and support the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Coke Studio Sessions marks the official debut of #BeApp, the social live music streaming platform from tech industry veterans Ray Smith and Ross Mason. To distinguish itself from other virtual concert platforms, #BeApp will offer a variety of interactive features, including:
- In-App Sharing: A sharing feature to encourage fans to invite friends and family to join them during the live stream.
- Currency/Points: Fans can earn these by interacting and sharing the app, and then exchange them for prizes, functionality upgrades, and others.
- Prizes and Upgrades: Prizes include upgraded access to “front row seats,” artist shout-outs during the livestream and #BeApp swag.
- Front Row Seats: “Front row seats” offer fans a greater digital presence during the livestream, including having the user’s photo and name visible to all viewers.
- Donations: Fans will have the ability to make a donation to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
“#BeApp was designed for digital connection through a shared love of live music, and people need that connection now more than ever,” said Ray Smith, Founder of #BeApp. “We’re thrilled to have Coca-Cola as our exclusive launch partner as we introduce #BeApp to fans around the world through unique new experiences.”
The first weekend of streaming will include performances from Diplo, Kaskade, DJ Khaled, among others, and kicks off this evening at 7:00 pm. Re-runs of live content will air within 24 hours. Additional artists will be announced across Coca-Cola and #BeApp social channels.
“We know that people may feel lonely or isolated as a result of the pandemic, and Coca-Cola remains committed to uplifting the human spirit and fostering connection while we’re apart,” said Ricardo Fort, vice president of global sports & entertainment for the Coca-Cola Company. “By providing 60 days of live, interactive music content that fans can share and enjoy with others, we hope that Coke Studio Sessions will provide small, daily moments of entertainment for those adjusting to their new normal.”
Throughout the 60-day program, fans will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support COVID-19 efforts. The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated over $14 million to individual Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world in response to COVID-19 and will additionally match up to a collective total of $3 million in consumer donations made through this program.
“The American Red Cross is grateful for partners like The Coca-Cola Foundation for stepping up during this difficult and uncertain time,” said Koby Langley, Senior Vice President of International Services for the American Red Cross. “The Coca-Cola Foundation’s contribution supports the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network’s efforts to slow the spread of this disease and alleviate suffering that the pandemic will cause. We are deeply grateful for their generous support during this challenging time.”
Fans will be able to join the live streams on #BeApp, which can be downloaded for free on iOS or Android devices, as well as on Coca-Cola’s YouTube channel.