Live-streamers on Twitch have been able to make money from their broadcasts by joining the service’s ‘Partner Program’. Now it’s launching a separate tier for others.

“Introducing the Twitch Affiliate Program, which helps us expand that commitment to include tens of thousands of non-partnered creators,” as the company explained.

“The program allows eligible streamers to start earning income on Twitch while building their audience, and provides a stepping stone to bridge the gap between emerging streamer and Twitch Partner.”

The program will launch soon, and will be open to Twitch users who’ve broadcast for at least 500 minutes in the last 30 days, on at least seven different days; who’ve averaged three or more concurrent viewers in the last 30 days; and who have at least 50 followers.

From a Music Ally perspective, the launch is good news: it means that musicians joining Twitch and building an audience from scratch will be able to start exploring money-making features on the platform sooner, even if they’re not big names.

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