Twitch has launched a new incubator program for musicians who stream on their platform. The new Collective is designed to help musicians who want to grow their audience and fanbase on Twitch and beyond. Twitch will offer a ‘Playbook’ on how to use Twitch for streaming music content, be it DJing, music-making insights, tutorials and more. They’ll also be curating collectives based on “complementary backgrounds” and once you’ve made progress in the Collective, you’ll be eligible for further promo and discovery within the platform itself.
Twitch – the Amazon-owned streaming platform that was primarily used for gaming until the pandemic saw it grow in popularity for music-related and event streaming – has received a damning open letter from major US music organisations including the RIAA, the Recording Academy, the National Music Publishers Association and many more.
Twitch has introduced Soundtrack, a new service that lets users integrate pre-cleared music into their streams. Soundtrack will initially feature over one million tracks from 30 different labels and sources including DistroKid, SoundCloud, Anjunabeats, Monstercat, Ninjatune, Future Classic and more.
Disclosure are launching a new series of live streams based around studio production and engineering on their Twitch channel. The announcement was made by Guy Lawrence who said: “I’ve put lots of time & effort into making it look and sound dope for you all, & I intend for this to become a regular thing”.
He also said he’s going to make music from scratch so you can see exactly how Disclosure work in the studio, and take questions from the viewers, “sharing a lot of ideas & tips that have served me well over the years.”
Twitch has sent out an influx of DMCA takedown notices in an apparent move to tackle unauthorised copyrighted material being used on its platform. The content, most of which is dated from 2017 to 2019, was issued with a DMCA takedown notice, meaning that the copyright holder sent the takedown to Twitch who were forced to comply as part of their adherence to DMCA. Repeat offenders could see their channel banned.
Following the launch of DJ Mag’s Twitch account earlier this week, we have partnered with SMASH Esports and Yarden Nasimov for a charity Esports all-dayer this Sunday (5th April). The stream will raise money for the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Response Fund.
SoundCloud has partnered with Twitch to launch a new service that will help artists monetize their content amid the COVID-19 pandemic.