Independent music distributor DistroKid – which says it distributes around a third of all new music released globally – has partnered with live streaming platform Twitch to provide eligible DistroKid members with the ability to access the Twitch affiliate program.
Joining the Twitch Affiliate Program earns creators money when they stream live on Twitch.
According to a blog post published by DistroKid Founder and CEO Philip Kaplan today (February 24), qualified DistroKid members will be those “who have demonstrated a level of dedication and success in music.”
In addition to channel subscriptions, Twitch Affiliates can make money from Bits, which are virtual goods that a viewer can use to “cheer” on a channel, giving a share of the revenue to the streamer.
Twitch Affiliates can also earn a share of revenue from video ads served on their channels and are able to determine the length and frequency of mid-roll ad breaks.
To be eligible, artists will need to be a member of DistroKid, have a live release for at least 30 days, and have at least three streams on Spotify.
âDistroKid worked with Twitch to expand their affiliate credentials to recognize the work DistroKid members have put into creating music and building fans through music streaming services. “
Philip Kaplan, DistroKid
Philip Kaplan said, âThe Twitch Affiliate Program is open to Twitch streamers who meet certain qualifications and allows those who meet the requirements to build community and earn income on Twitch.
âDistroKid worked with Twitch to expand their affiliate credentials to recognize the work DistroKid members have put into creating music and building fans through music streaming services.
âStreaming live on Twitch is a great way to connect with fans, express yourself creatively and generate income. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to DistroKid members. We hope you like it.
In January, DistroKid launched a “matchmaking service” to help labels find unsigned artists with Republic Records named as their first partner.Music trade around the world