Soundstripe wants to help Twitch streamers avoid takedowns


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.

Written by: Stuart Dredge