Making the most of Twitch: tips for artists from its music team
Amazon's livestreaming video platform Twitch was already looking to do more with music before Covid-19 struck, but the pandemic has fuelled a moment where lots of musicians are also suddenly keen to do more with Twitch –...
September 25, 2020
Logic blames UMG for not letting game-streamers use his music
Having officially retired from music earlier this year, before signing what was reportedly a seven-figure exclusive deal to stream on Twitch, artist Logic is a prominent figure at the intersection of music and livestreaming....
September 21, 2020
Chartmetric launches new charts tracking music on Twitch
Twitch has been doing more with music and musicians, and analytics firm Chartmetric has been tracking that. The result is four new charts for music on Amazon's live-video platform, presenting the top users by viewer hours...
September 18, 2020
Sandbox Issue 260: Twitch for Artists
Lead: Twitch for artists – Artists were drifting towards livestreaming platform Twitch before COVID-19 hit, and Twitch has been making overtures to musicians for a while. But since live performance was halted, interest...
September 16, 2020
Twitch gets global deal with rap-battle league King of the Dot
Rap battles are a perfect match for livestreaming services: not only are they fun to watch and chat about, but musically speaking, they're original content with far fewer copyright headaches for the platform. Twitch knows...
September 16, 2020
Twitch signs a licensing deal with French collecting society Sacem
As we've been reporting, Twitch has been under increasing pressure from the music industry to strike licensing deals. It is working on that, too: this morning Music Ally can exclusively reveal its latest agreement. It's...
September 15, 2020
Gaming star Ninja returns to Twitch with exclusive deal
Twitch may be doing more with music, but gaming remains its bread-and-butter content. Now one of the platform's first and biggest stars is returning to it. Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins is well known to Music Ally readers: he...
September 14, 2020
Twitch is shutting down its Twitch Sings karaoke game
Amazon's Twitch live-video service may be doing more with music artists, but it's also shutting down one of its existing music projects: karaoke game Twitch Sings. "As we look to the future, we have decided to invest in...
September 7, 2020
Artist Rights Alliance challenges Amazon Music-Twitch integration
The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), an industry body representing songwriters and musicians, has been vocal in its criticism of Amazon, sending Jeff Bezos a letter demanding a better answer than, “I don’t know” when...
September 3, 2020
Amazon Music integrates Twitch livestreaming into app
It’s almost a surprise that this hasn’t happened sooner, but Amazon Music has now integrated Twitch, the live streaming service owned by Amazon, into its Amazon Music mobile apps. Artists can now livestream via Twitch,...
September 2, 2020
StreamElements reveals the top music channels on Twitch
Livestreaming industry company StreamElements has published its latest 'State of the Stream' report, using data from analytics firm Arsenal·gg. It includes some new data on Twitch and its 'music & performing arts' category,...
August 25, 2020