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DistroKid will fast-track artists to Twitch affiliate status

Anyone can join Twitch, but you can’t start making decent money from it until you have ‘affiliate’ status, which unlocks features like channel subscriptions, bits and ad revenue sharing. DistroKid is the...
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Twitch overdubs Metallica live performance with folk music

If you haven’t watched the video clip of the moment a Metallica livestream on Twitch had its audio abruptly switched to a pastoral folk tune, we thoroughly recommend it, not least for the viewer in the chat who immediately...
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Report: 24m hours of music were watched on Twitch in January

Music-focused channels were streamed for 24m hours in January, according to a report published by StreamElements using data from analytics firm Rainmaker·gg. “At this same time in 2020, it was only averaging around...
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TikTok’s forced sale ‘shelved’ by Biden administration

If you, like us, had been wondering whether the incoming US Biden administration would continue with the forced sale of TikTok, it seems the answer is: nope. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the deal involving...
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Defected Records to launch slate of original shows for Twitch

Twitch continues to be a touchy subject for major rightsholders in the music industry, but Amazon’s livestreaming service is also forging partnerships with independent labels – particularly in the dance world. Defected...
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Amazon Music commissions ‘Variety Hour Special’ for Arlo Parks

Amazon Music’s latest artist partnership takes its cues from TV in the 1960s and 1970s, when ‘variety hour special’ shows would be fronted by an artist, with other acts taking part. Next Friday (29 January)...
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Scruff of the Neck launches live music shows on Twitch

British live music promoter Scruff of the Neck is trying out a new business model on livestreaming service Twitch. It’s launching a channel called Scruff of the Neck TV, which will be airing three-hour shows with live...
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Report claims Twitch viewing hours grew by 83% in 2020

Video streaming industry firm StreamElements has published its latest report on the state of the livestreaming market, using data from analytics firm Arsenal·gg. Among the claims: that Twitch saw its viewing hours grow...
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NMPA boss steps up Twitch criticism with op-ed article

Check your watches! We appear to have reached the traditional ‘op-ed in Billboard’ stage of the NMPA’s licensing battle with Twitch. In it, David Israelite takes aim at the livestreaming service’s...
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Twitch ‘open minded to new structures’ for music licences

Amid growing unrest from Twitch’s creator community about music-related DMCA takedowns – not to mention the unrest among music rightsholders that has spurred that barrage – Amazon’s live video service has addressed...
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Amazon Music to host Dolly Parton Christmas livestream

If you're the kind of person who shouts at people who put their Christmas decorations too early, look away now. Dolly Parton is doing a Christmas-themed livestream for Amazon Music... on 13 November. 'Dolly Parton's Comin'...
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FIFA 21 adds music-disabling option to help game streamers

The knock-on effects from rightsholders' pressure on Twitch over music licensing are starting. Games publisher Electronic Arts has added a new menu option to its FIFA 21 game: 'Disable All Music For Streaming Purposes'. That...