Clubhouse funds the creation of 50 audio shows by creators on its platform, and the concepts include everything from a series of interviews with actress Taryn Southern to other shows discussing, for example, the culture of a game show called “Serial Killer Speed Dating”.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $ 5,000 a month for three months, plus equipment and creative support, to help them create the series.
The goal is to develop and pilot each show over the next three months. If the shows kick off, there is a possibility that the Clubhouse will sign some of them into a long-term deal. The club’s goal is to “support new voices” on its platform.
This is the first round of creators taking advantage of the Clubhouse acceleration program, which he says will “help support new voices with tools and resources to unleash their creativity on the platform.” Clubhouse says it does not own any ownership of the content or offerings that creators are developing, but “the goal is” Is to ensure that the creators themselves have complete control and ownership over their creative production. ”
The Clubhouse announced the acceleration program again in March before the service’s first anniversary, its popularity among the venture capital crowd in Silicon Valley led to a great deal of early uproar over the service arguably out of proportion to its prevailing popularity, for example still service Need an invitation to sign up for Clubhouse, which doesn’t have an Android app. Despite this, a recent financing round estimated the company at $ 4 billion.
The Clubhouse’s established tech companies have responded with plans to build similar social audio features into their own services, across Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Slack, LinkedIn and Discord expressing varying levels of interest by launching their own Clubhouse-style features.
The Clubhouse’s success is likely to depend on the strength of the creators on its platform, and initiatives like its acceleration program seem designed to help with just that.