Twitch tweaks its revenue-sharing deals with top streamers
Twitch's standard revenue share for channel subscriptions is 50/50, but the Amazon-owned platform is having to have a somewhat delicate conversation with its creator community about it.
September 22, 2022
Twitch drops exclusivity rules for livestream partners
Until now, people who'd achieved 'partner' status on Twitch were subject to some exclusivity requirements in terms of livestreaming.
August 24, 2022
Apple and Amazon get enhanced versions of Mabel album
Artist Mabel released her new album 'About Last Night...' on Friday (15 July) complete with enhanced versions for two of the biggest streaming services.
July 19, 2022
Riot Games launches its third ‘creator-safe’ Sessions album
Besides spawning a roster of virtual artists, League of Legends publisher Riot Games has been building itself a music compilations business.
July 12, 2022
TikTok, Twitch and Google back new EC disinformation code
The toughened-up code of practice on disinformation is based on the lessons learned from Covid-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
June 17, 2022
SoundCloud hires former Twitch and Spotify exec Tracy Chan
SoundCloud has appointed Tracy Chan, previously head of music at Twitch, as its SVP of creator (sic – yes, it's singular).
June 16, 2022
Esports audience predicted to grow to 532m people this year
Newzoo is one of the research firms that knows its onions when it comes to games and esports, so its latest predictions for the latter sector are useful reading
May 24, 2022
Latest Twitch music deal is with indie licensing agency Merlin
Twitch's work to forge partnerships with music rightsholders – if not platform-wide music licensing deals just yet – continues.
February 3, 2022
Report claims Twitch has surpassed $1bn in mobile spending
How much money is Twitch making? Amazon doesn't yet split that out in its financial results. However, research firm App Annie has published a figure.
January 31, 2022
Universal Music Group extends Amazon deal to include Twitch partnership
Universal Music Group has expanded its agreement with Amazon to include Twitch. The deal is partly an extension of the two companies' existing agreement.
January 27, 2022
Twitch launches a livestreaming music incubator scheme
Twitch settled its legal dispute with publishing body the NMPA in September to create space to sign licensing deals with individual members. Now it is launching a "livestreaming music incubator program" that will work with...
November 10, 2021