Report identifies big spike in music Twitch livestreams
There’s no doubt that livestreaming is having a big moment during the Covid-19 pandemic… but how big? A report published by industry firms StreamElements and Arsenal·gg aims to put some numbers to the livestreaming...
May 14, 2020
Twitch tipped to launch original shows – music included
Twitch may be preparing a slate of original, live TV shows, according to a report by Bloomberg. It claims that Amazon’s video service will be commissioning and funding “a slate of original, unscripted series...
May 7, 2020
SoundCloud is launching its own channel on Twitch
SoundCloud is launching its own channel on Twitch with an array of original, live video programming. SoundCloud will be hosting different events each week to “bring the music community together to connect in real-time,...
May 5, 2020
Zedd launched his Twitch channel by playing hot game Valorant
Dance artist Zedd has launched an official Twitch channel. It went live on Saturday with a stream of a 90-minute concert video from his Orbit World Tour. “I’m so excited to relive this show with everyone this weekend,...
April 27, 2020
Artist Plastician builds a Twitch audience… with pub quizzes
How’s your dubstep and UK garage knowledge? If you’re clued in, you might want to tune in for artist Plastician on his Twitch channel, where he’s been holding regular pub quizzes on the genres. He’s...
April 23, 2020
Twitch hires Spotify’s director of product management
Live-video platform Twitch’s music ambitions continue to grow. We reported in January on its hiring of Athena Koumis as its music partnerships manager. Now it has bagged another former Spotify-er for its music team:...
April 21, 2020
Facebook is taking on Twitch with an app to watch gaming
Facebook is launching a new app today: Facebook Gaming. It’s training its sights squarely on the territory occupied by Twitch: people playing games and streaming the footage online for others to watch. According to...
April 20, 2020
Dolby On could help musicians sound better on Twitch livestreams
Audio company Dolby has just launched its Dolby On app for Android, following its earlier release for iOS. It allows users to record high-quality audio and video on their smartphone. More interestingly, however, the company...
April 6, 2020
Twitch will get games for streamers and viewers to play together
Amazon has been publishing games for a while now: its Amazon Game Studios division has been around since 2015. However, the company is preparing a new push, investing “hundreds of millions of dollars” in its games development...
April 3, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (31 March)
We can’t ignore the bad news for our industry coming out of this Covid-19 pandemic, but writing about the positive things – people, companies and industry bodies taking action and providing support – has felt important. Today’s...
March 31, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (27 March)
Let’s start today with Germany, at a time when bodies representing musicians and the music industry are pressing governments around the world for relief and support.
March 27, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (25 March)
Start today with the group of streaming services and tech companies announcing contributions to MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund in the US. Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube Music...
March 25, 2020