Last year, Twitch implemented a YouTube-like censoring system that automatically scans and mutes sections of archived videos that have copyrighted audio. Twitch Music, which the streaming platform introduced last week, aims to solve that issue.
“The Twitch Music Library was born to offer safe passage through the less-than-clear legal landscape when it comes to audio rights,” Twitch said.
The library has more than 500 pre-cleared, mostly EDM songs from “established and burgeoning labels, including Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold, and many more,” which Twitch broadcasters can use live and with VODs (past broadcasts/highlights). Artists can also submit their music to be used on Twitch if they are the copyright holders and if they have at least 250,000 subscribers or followers on YouTube, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Twitch also added the Music category to the platform’s directory, where artists can present, perform, and present their original music.
Twitch introduced its new music copyright system in August last year, just before it announced the company was acquired by Amazon for $1 billion.
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