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
Sandbox 131 – Twitch-Finder General
Lead: Prodigy, Skrillex, Steve Aoki and more are all piling onto Twitch, hailing it as an exciting new gaming platform that connects them to an otherwise-unreachable audience. They are also licensing music to the service...
April 22, 2015
Twitch doubles its music catalogue size
Live-streaming video service Twitch has doubled the size of its pre-cleared Music Library to 1,000 songs, including more than 100 tracks from hip-hop label Rhymesayers. The library, which launched earlier this year, provides...
April 7, 2015
The Prodigy take to Twitch and iTunes in support of new album
Just as we were writing about Twitch ramping up its interest in electronic music, The Prodigy were becoming the latest artist to embrace Amazon’s livestreaming video platform. The band streamed an interview from Berlin...
March 25, 2015
Sandbox 129 – Social Media Scoring
Lead: Artists often run multiple social media accounts as part of their marketing. But just how well are they using them? And are they tailoring content to the specifics of each platform? Or treating them as a dumping ground...
March 25, 2015
Twitch continues music expansion with Ultra festival deal
Live video service Twitch made its name with games, but the company has clear ambitions in the music world too. The latest example is a partnership with dance event the Ultra Music Festival, which takes place this weekend....
March 24, 2015
Twitch Monthly Unique Viewers, February 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
February 4, 2015
Game-streaming service Twitch now has 100m viewers
At the end of 2013, Twitch had 45 million monthly unique viewers watching other people play games and stream the footage online. That’s why Amazon bought the company for $1.1bn last year.
January 30, 2015
Games-streaming service Twitch adds music library for creators
We wrote about Twitch quite a lot last year: it’s the service for livestreaming games – as in people playing games – that was attracting 45m monthly viewers when Amazon paid $970m for it in August. Twitch also dabbled...
January 28, 2015