Twitch Sings karaoke game launches with ‘thousands’ of songs
Amazon’s live-video service Twitch announced plans to launch a karaoke-style game called ‘Twitch Sings’ in October 2018, providing its community of creators with a way to sing solo or duets, while getting viewers to...
April 15, 2019
Nav promoted his new album in Fortnite stream with Ninja
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has become one of the go-to influencers in the gaming world in recent times: Electronic Arts reportedly paid him $1m to promote its new game Apex Legends earlier this year for example. Meanwhile,...
March 25, 2019
Twitch Sings karaoke contest will offer a $20k grand prize
Last October, we wrote about Twitch Sings: plans by Amazon’s live-video service to launch a karaoke-style feature for creators on its platform. It was a partnership with music-games firm Harmonix (of Rock Band fame) that...
March 4, 2019
deadmau5 quits Twitch after being suspended for homophobic insult
It’s a mixed month for men wearing large plastic objects on their heads playing games on the internet, it’s fair to say. Marshmello did well from his Fortnite concert, but deadmau5 has made headlines of a more-negative...
February 14, 2019
Twitch Sings is a karaoke-style game for the live-streaming service
Amazon’s live-video platform Twitch held its annual TwitchCon event this weekend in San Jose, and there were some announcements relating to music. Prime among them is something called Twitch Sings, courtesy of a partnership...
October 29, 2018
Gaming star Ninja to curate an album with Astralwerks
We’ve been writing about gaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins for some time now: he broke online-viewing records while playing Fortnite with Drake earlier this year, before winning a pro-amateur tournament of that game...
October 29, 2018
Report suggests Twitch still dominates the live-video market
We’re used to thinking about YouTube as the dominant online-video platform, and it is… for pre-recorded videos. But for livestreams, Amazon’s Twitch subsidiary remains top dog. At least, this is the verdict of a report...
October 26, 2018
Ninja gets 10m Twitch followers (and a Lollapalooza slot)
Tyler Blevins (aka Ninja) is the gamer who’s been attracting big audiences on Twitch and YouTube alike with his videos playing the game Fortnite. Oh, and he’s also the chap who helped Drake and Marshmello clamber on to...
August 6, 2018
Twitch launches Creator Camp to teach livestreaming skills
Amazon’s live-video platform Twitch wants to help people build audiences on their channels. It has just launched a site called Twitch Creator Camp, taking a leaf out of YouTube’s playbook (or, indeed, its actual ‘Playbook’...
July 25, 2018
Twitch gamers hit by DMCA takedowns for copyrighted music
A number of popular gaming stars on video-streaming platform Twitch were temporarily banned, after their channels received DMCA strikes for using copyrighted music. xQc, Sinatraa, Daequan, Alfie, Avxry, KittyPlays, Pokelawls,...
June 26, 2018
Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot
This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
March 21, 2018