Twitch Now Pays Indie Artists When Their Music Is Played
Twitch had licensed more than a million tracks from independent artists that can now be played during livestreams.
These deals are for recorded music that has been cleared to be played during live streams. That’s different than the live stream performance rights fees that Twitch and other live streamers pay to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SACEM and other PROs.
Indie label and distributor partners licensed at launch include:
A Highly Curated Music Library
From TWITCH: “From the latest electronic and dance music in our “SoundPls” playlist to chilled out lo-fi beats in our “Beats to Stream to” playlist and everything in between – the Soundtrack library has a diverse set of artists and genres to stream with. Artists include: Above & Beyond, mxmtoon, Porter Robinson, RAC, SwuM, and many more.”
“Playlists and stations are curated by Twitch music curation staff, as well as select streamers and industry partners to make sure whatever style of music you’re looking to add to your stream is at your fingertips – ready for you to press play. Our curation team will be expanding our content offering with new Playlists and Stations regularly.”
More info here.