Twitch starts own music library




Game Streaming Service Twitch has established its own music library. Tracks from the library, currently consisting of approximately five hundred songs may be freely used by gamers. Twitch has also opened a music category for streaming music.

Twitch is the music started because it several times came into contact with music publishers. They argued that Twitch it allowed users of the service game footage with music streamden without a fee was paid to the beneficiaries. Like YouTube, a filter implemented , but this is not always successful in detecting copyrighted work in videos.

To partially overcome the copyright problem Twitch has decided its own music library to open. It can be found around 500 tracks a number of indie labels, including the Dutch label Spinnin Records. The music is by users of Twitch be used freely while streaming games.

Twitch has in addition to the library also added a new category to its music channels. In the music category, which still carries the beta tag, artists can promote their music. Also, under the name Monstercat FM opened a streaming radio channel.

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