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US bodies explain why Twitch is suddenly getting takedowns

We’ve been writing about Twitch’s copyright-takedowns problem this month: a barrage of retrospective claims for past music use in videos archived on Amazon’s service, followed by news that Twitch will...
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Twitch will scan clips and delete ones with copyright music

Amazon’s live-video platform Twitch has been hit by a barrage of copyright takedown complaints in the last week, for clips (archived short clips from longer livestreams, which creators can show off on their channels)...
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Twitch users get retrospective claims for past music use

In yesterday’s bulletin, we covered the news that livestreaming platform Twitch has reminded users that DJ sets are among the “types of music content you may not use in Twitch streams or VODs”. We suggested...
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Twitch music guidelines rule out DJ sets without licences

The esports community has been chattering about Twitch’s latest guidelines on using recorded music in live broadcasts and video-on-demand uploads to its platform. Dot Esports’ top angle was the fact that using...
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Sandbox Issue 253: Music Marketing in Lockdown

Lead: We are now several weeks into lockdown and have moved far, far beyond just “doing a livestream”. There was some wavering at the start as to whether albums should be delayed by several weeks or brought forward, but...
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W&W’s virtual concert was watched by more than 1m fans

Forget kitchen decks or wheels of steel in the living room. Dutch DJ duo W&W broadcast a livestream on Saturday (23 May) from a purpose-built virtual world – an animated stadium backdrop. The pair teamed up with Dutch...
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Lockdown’s latest chat show is filmed in Animal Crossing

It’s not unusual to see T-Pain performing on a late-night talk show and bantering with its host. It’s very much unusual for that show to be filmed using the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons though....
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...