Distribute and monetize your music for free on Twitch with MusicDiffusion
Music is one of the key ingredients for live streaming. Twitch broadcasts aren’t the exception. More and more creators are introducing music to their live gameplays. To cover that need, Twitch is offering users the option to use copyrighted music from its library.
What is Twitch?
Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions. In addition, it offers music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, real life streams. It is operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
Soundtrack by Twitch: The ultimate tool for gaming creators using licensed music
Back in October 2020, Twitch unveiled a feature called Soundtrack (Beta), which gives creators the option to use licensed music within their live streams.
Users can select the songs from a collection of curated right-cleared music, allowing them to live stream worry free without receiving copyright strikes, DMCA notifications from rights holders or having their audio being muted.
This music library features playlists and stations with songs curated by Twitch music experts and which have previously been agreed to be used inside the platform after licensing deals with the right music owners (record labels, publishers or distributors).
Music right owners can submit their songs to be handpicked by Soundtrack’s team to be featured on these dedicated playlists. Streamers can then select some tracks or listen to specific stations for a more radio-like experience.
Music featured in Soundtrack is only available for live Twitch broadcasts. On-demand videos of live streams (VODs and clips) don’t include the featured songs, just audio from the streamer speaking during the recording. Instead, Twitch Radio hosts music from live streams on a different broadcast feed.
Soundtrack by Twitch also includes a promotion feature that allows viewers to discover the artists behind the music piece playing during a live stream.
When using licensed music from Soundtrack’s collection, an overlay on the stream shows information about the song and the artist, as well as a link that directs the user to the artist’s channel on Twitch or his/her profile in other music streaming services like Amazon Music or Spotify.
All the above represent a great opportunity for independent musicians and record labels as they can easily get their music catalog uploaded on the platform and legally be used by millions of creators around the world.
From now, our users can expand their music business and send their music to Twitch through MusicDiffusion, reaching new millions of music lovers around the globe.
If you already distributed and monetize your music with MusicDiffusion, you can add all your previous albums to Twitch but also to all the new channels we regularly add – gratis – directly from the distribution tab of your albums on your music distribution dashboard:
Click here to distribute your music to Twitch and all music platforms with MusicDiffusion