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...
June 16, 2020
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)...
June 12, 2020
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...
June 9, 2020
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...
June 8, 2020
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...
May 28, 2020
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...
May 26, 2020
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....
May 15, 2020
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