In the wake of an upsurge in music copyright takedowns targeting Twitch, ‘streamer-friendly’ or ‘DMCA-proof’ albums have become A Thing in 2021. Music licensing startup Slip·Stream released one curated by pro Fortnite player Cody Conrod in August, just a month after League of Legends publisher Riot Games launched its own ‘creator-safe’ lo-fi beats album. Now, in a logical development, these two companies are working together.
‘Sessions: Diana’ is the second in Riot Games’ planned series of albums, with 43 tracks that can “be safely used in livestreams and in video content” without fear of takedowns. Slip·Stream is a partner for the album, and will make it available for free to users of its service, which now has a catalogue of more than 100k tracks and sound effects for online video creators. The album is also being released commercially on streaming services.