Twitch now pays independent artists when their music is played


Twitch had licensed over one million tracks from independent artists which can now be played during live streams.

These offers are for recorded music that has been cleared to play during live streams. This is different from the live streaming rights fees that Twitch and other live streamers pay to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SACEM and other PROs.

Independent labels and licensed distribution partners at launch include:

A Highly organized music library

From TWITCH: “From the latest electronic and dance music in our ‘SoundPls’ playlist to relaxing lo-fi beats in our ‘Beats to Stream to’ playlist and everything in between – the Soundtrack Library has a diverse set of artists and genres to stream with.Artists include: Above & Beyond, mxmtoon, Porter Robinson, RAC, SwuM and many more.

“Playlists and stations are curated by Twitch’s music curation staff, along with select streamers and industry partners to ensure the style of music you’re looking to add to your stream is at your fingertips – ready for you to press play. Our curation team will regularly expand our content offering with new playlists and stations.”

More info here.


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