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Twitch Introduces New Music Library of Pre-Cleared Songs for Streaming

by Brandon Russell | January 15, 2015January 15, 2015 9:00 pm PST

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Twitch is making it easier (and less legally terrifying) for streamers to play music during broadcasts. The service on Thursday detailed two new music initiatives—Twitch Music Library and Music Category Beta—giving streamers access to more than 500 “pre-cleared” songs that can be used during broadcasts.

Music hasn’t generally been a part of Twitch’s DNA, but broadcasters often use tunes to supplement their streams. Beyond that, musicians have shown interest in the platform over the past several months, not only to play games, but to play their own music, too. As part of the beta music category, musicians big and small will now have a platform for creating, performing and presenting original music. And, adding to that, Twitch says musicians can even become a Twitch Partner through music creation.

Twitch’s music library will include content from both established and burgeoning labels, including Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold and more. If you want to see Twitch’s library of royalty-free and globally-cleared music, you can follow the link down below. If music hasn’t been pre-cleared for live and VOD playback, it will still be subject to the platform’s audio recognition system.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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