Busker wants to blend live-streaming with merch sales
YouNow, Live.ly, Live.me… the new live-streaming platforms keep coming, and that’s without mentioning the bigger guns like Twitch, Periscope and Facebook Live. How much room is there for new entrants? Startup Busker is...
October 17, 2016
Steve Aoki runs Twitch equivalent of No Copyright Sounds
YouTube channel No Copyright Sounds, which provides copyright-free music for gamers to use in their videos, has been a big under-the-radar success – although spawning Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’ brought it to wider attention....
October 3, 2016
Twitch cracks down on view-bots and follow-bots
It is a fact universally acknowledged, that a single social platform in possession of a good amount of users, must be in want of a barrage of bots inflating people’s metrics.
June 21, 2016
Nordic MCN United Screens talks YouTube, music and brands
“Being an artist today, it’s not only about being the best at playing guitar. You have to perform in so many other ways.” As the creative director at Nordic multi-platform network United Screens, Georg Herlitz is...
May 18, 2016
Twitch tips for musicians: playing the livestream game
There’s far more to online video than YouTube in 2016. Twitch, for example, has emerged as one of the most interesting platforms for digital viewing. It launched in 2011 as a spin-off from Justin.tv, which itself started...
March 15, 2016
Twitch reveals its 2015 stats with 241.4bn minutes streamed
Live video platform Twitch has published its 2015 Retrospective, outlining its growth over the last year. The service averaged 1.7m broadcasters streaming every month, with 241.4bn minutes of video watched over the year.
February 12, 2016
Deadmau5 explains why he’s broadcasting on Twitch
Joel Zimmerman – aka Deadmau5 – was one of the first musicians to adopt live-video platform Twitch seriously, streaming his gaming and recording sessions alike to a growing audience on the Amazon-owned platform. He’s...
October 1, 2015
Twitch takes on YouTube with video uploads
Recently, YouTube moved to compete with game-livestreaming service Twitch by improving its own livestreaming features – and by making them a focus of its new YouTube Gaming app. Now Twitch has responded with its own move:...
September 28, 2015
Oculus VR makes media moves with Netflix, Hulu, Twitch and more
Yesterday saw the developer conference for Facebook’s Oculus VR subsidiary, showing off its latest plans for virtual-reality hardware – and content. In fact, the latter generated the big news of the day, as Oculus announced...
September 25, 2015
Sandbox Issue 136: Bit by Bit
Lead: BitTorrent has been a divisive platform in the music industry where indie acts have charged in but major acts have moved cautiously. We speak to Straith Schreder from BitTorrent on how the Bundle initiative works,...
July 1, 2015
Boiler Room now has a 24/7 channel on Twitch
Live-streaming service Twitch has been ramping up its partnerships with musicians and labels, particularly around dance music. Its latest is with a familiar brand: Boiler Room. It now has an official channel on Twitch pitched...
May 22, 2015