Streamers, YouTubers and broadcasters work very hard to do what they do. Sometimes that hard work is met with a copyright violation that stops their broadcasts of videos dead in the water. Often times it wasn’t even something that crossed their mind, especially when it comes to showcasing video games. Many high-end titles that have musical scores or licensed artists music in-game will be the ones that get hit and all we were trying to do was show you how the vehicles control in GTA5. Twitch has made an announcement today that should help broadcasters on the video gaming centric platform avoid getting dinged though, with the all new Twitch Music Library.
The Twitch Music Library will give content creators access to over 500 tracks from labels such as Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold, and many more. It gives the hard working, and gaming, people music to drop in without fear of getting tagged for a copyright issue.
Along with the Twitch Music Library announcement, Twitch also announced a Music Category Beta.
Artists such as Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, and many others have already turned to Twitch to launch channels to play games. With the beta Music category, they are now able to make music a part of their Twitch presence.
It certainly seems like a step in the right direction to me. Any time we can all work together to avoid audio being silenced or videos getting taken down is good.