‘The Qube’ App Elevates Black, Brown Queer & Trans People of Color Creatives, Increases Diversity Within the Podcast Industry
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of PRIDE month, E3 Radio, an online radio station playing Queer and independent R&B/hip-hop music, announced today the concept launch of ‘The Qube’ (https://e3radio.fm/the-qube/), a new streaming app of music and podcasts produced by Black, Brown and Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) creatives, on Indiegogo (https://igg.me/at/thequbeapp).
The Qube creator and founder Anna DeShawn recognizes that the podcast industry is lacking in diverse, intersectional representation. Additionally, Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and QTPOC creatives are undervalued and underrepresented in all sectors of the business and creative process. The Qube will be the first streaming app of music and podcasts that is distributing and publishing both original and exclusively curated content that is wholly owned, run by and dedicated to the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ community.
“I am excited to bring The Qube to audiences everywhere,” said DeShawn, founder and project lead of The Qube. “This one-of-a-kind streaming app will provide diverse audiences creative control and the ability to build financial wealth, ownership, equity and longevity. The Qube will be a brave and welcoming platform for QTPOC to form their own identities within media and media structures and celebrate life, joy and love.”
To kick off the campaign, The Qube is hosting “E3 Radio presents Community Concert & Crowdfund” tonight at 7 p.m., a free virtual concert featuring prominent LGBTQ+ talent, with 100 percent of donations going towards the fundraiser.
The Qube’s fundraising goal is $75,000, with donations contributing to the design and development of the app, attracting and cultivating talent and producing exclusive audio content only available in The Qube.
To donate to The Qube’s Indiegogo fundraiser, visit https://igg.me/at/thequbeapp. Complimentary tickets to “E3 Radio presents Community Concert & Crowdfund” are available on Eventbrite here: http://bit.ly/E3JuneConcert
ABOUT THE QUBE:
The Qube is a new curated, streaming app of music and podcasts produced by and for Black, Brown and Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) creatives. Created by Anna DeShawn, The Qube has a goal to raise $75,000, with donations contributing to the design and development of the app, attracting and cultivating talent and producing exclusive audio content only available in The Qube. To donate, visit https://igg.me/at/thequbeapp
Media Kit: http://bit.ly/QubeMediaKit