Broadjam is a US-based music community website, founded in September 1999. The service is aimed primarily at independent musicians. Users can interact with other artists, enter contests, and collaborate with peers through email, reviews, blogs and other social networking tools. Broadjam also works with related industries to provide various licensing opportunities, including placement in films, TV shows, advertising campaigns and video games, radio play and professional reviews.
Broadjam claims to be one of the world's largest web communities catering to independent musicians. The site has an online database of over 500,000 searchable songs and is home to approximately 110,000 artists from all over the world.
The company was founded by Roy Elkins with assistance from Stephanie Essex Elkins, a former corporate sales and marketing executive, classical singer, and classical music radio deejay, with the intention to provide promotional services for unsigned musicians. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Roy was formerly the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sonic Foundry. Prior to that, Roy was training director at Ensoniq Corporation.
Broadjam offers a variety of services for artists to gain exposure and feedback. Musicians make up the bulk of the site's membership. Broadjam also offers template-based hosting services to help members create their own website.