Twitch and NMPA cease hostilities and pave way for licensing
The US NMPA and Twitch have reached an agreement, but it's not the platform-wide licensing deal that might have been expected.
September 22, 2021
Report: Twitch may soon have a deal with music publishers
It’s not just Merck Mercuriadis who NMPA boss David Israelite has been criticising in recent times. The US publishing body has a long-running argument with Amazon’s live-video platform Twitch.
September 20, 2021
A nipple got Heavy Music Awards Twitch stream blocked
Online filters and email spam systems being what they are, we're hoping the headline doesn't get this story blocked...
September 9, 2021
American Songwriter’s Twitch channel to air live music shows
Twitch is fast becoming a music TV network in its own right, thanks to the number of channels launching live shows focusing on artists and songs.
September 8, 2021
Bopper has pre-cleared its catalogue for social brand content
Bopper has spotted a new opportunity: in helping brands avoid lawsuits about the music they use in sponsored content on social networks and video services.
September 2, 2021
Riot Games launches ‘streamer-friendly’ lo-fi beats album
Gamers streaming footage on platforms like Twitch have been caught in the middle of copyright arguments, frequently seeing their archived videos muted or taken down if they included commercial music. But there’s a long...
July 5, 2021
Monstercat at 10: ‘We haven’t scratched the surface of the possibilities…’
Happy tenth birthday, Monstercat. The Canadian electronic music label has made a habit of innovation and experimentation since being founded in 2011. In 2021, its catalogue does more than 200m audio streams a month, its...
July 2, 2021
Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle abuse of women
Well, the four tech companies have announced a “bold package of commitments to tackle online abuse and improve women’s safety on their platforms” to be specific: it remains to be seen how well they follow through...
July 2, 2021
Easy Life to play Fortnite in virtual version of The O2 Arena
Epic Games is preparing the next high-profile music event to take place within Fortnite. This time it’s not just putting on a concert: it’s recreating an entire music venue. London’s O2 Arena to be specific,...
June 24, 2021
Amazon Music launches ‘Connected with Wayno’ show on Twitch
As sister companies, Amazon Music and Twitch have been exploring ways to work together for a while now, including livestreams within Amazon Music’s app, and the music service running its own channel on Twitch. It’s...
June 23, 2021
Report claims Twitch users watched 25m hours of music in May
Big fish, little fish, pandora’s box full of licensing arguments… Dance music is big on Twitch, and a report from streaming video firm StreamElements offers some new data on that. It claims that May was Twitch’s...
June 18, 2021
Twitch warns streamers about new batch of takedown notices
Twitch has been making its case for playing a positive role in the careers of a growing number of musicians: the recent reports it commissioned from Midia Research and from former Spotify chief economist Will Page for...
June 1, 2021