Twitch has brokered an agreement with the National Music Publishers Association, but for now it’s still advising its streamers not to use copyrighted music. A number of companies have sprung up with alternative solutions, and production music firm Soundstripe is the latest.
Well, it already had a ‘Twitch Extension’ giving those streamers access to its catalogue of music, but now it has one called ‘Twitch Pro’ with more features: custom playlists, which can be shuffled while streaming, as well as curated playlists from Soundstripe’s music team.
Whereas the basic extension was free – more than 65,000 streamers have signed up for it – the new one costs $3.99 a month or $36 a year. Other recent examples of companies trying to help Twitch creators out include games firm Riot Games and licensing startup Slip·Stream, which both released albums pitched as ‘streamer-friendly’ and ‘DMCA-proof’ respectively, for Twitch broadcasters to use.