About United We Stream
United We Stream Berlin was launched on March 18th and has since set up an almost daily streaming programme in Berlin’s clubs, including the Watergate, Berghain, KaterBlau, Wilden Renate and Tresor. Based on a system of donations and monetization of live feeds, United We Stream Berlin has raised over €330K and recorded over 5 million views in its first two weeks. In response to the shutdown of French clubs and venus, United We Stream France was created.
The purpose of this initiative is to provide urgent financial assistance to clubs, structures, promoters, artists, technical and production teams and all French key players involved in the sector who are currently suffering the consequences of COVID-19. This project also responds to the need to give a solidary impetus and to federate the electronic music community, which is suffering frim this crisis that is putting it in greater jeopardy than ever.
Why donate? Who can benefit from a donation?
Throughout the year, French nightlife attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world for its unique features. Since March 16th, the stage has been at a standstill and the current circumstances have led to the precarious situation of many artists and employees. From the solitary creative worker to the largest and strongest structure, everyone feels the fear of losing everything they have worked so hard for. It is by uniting audiences, without fragmenting the genres and scenes that make up the mesh of our ecosystem, that the festival can be saved.
There are endless possibilities as to how we can recover from this catastrophe. If we want a satisfactory industry to remain at the end of this period, we must adapt to survive. Large-scale collaboration is vital to provide a home for all those who love electronic music. The concept of inclusion has been a buzzword for many years, but it has never been as important as it is today. United We Stream will only work if there is a commitment to work together in our recovery efforts.
With this in mind, we urge anyone who is financially stable or with a deep interest in the French electronic music scene, to support the initiative. Each person, each donation, is important.
Donations will benefit primarily clubs based in France with an entertainment license. Unlike its neighbours, the French project also aims to support all the stakeholders that make up the electronic music scene and in particular artists who cannot benefit from the financial support currently in place.
In order to be as transparent as possible, all donations will be examined by an impartial jury and redistributed equitably among the stakeholders that make up the electric music ecosystem. Finally, 8% of the fundraising will be donated to a charity acting outside our nightlife. The application for support fund will be available shortly.