It comes after lots of Twitch channels had clips and VODs removed earlier in the year.
October 7th 2020, 5:15 pm | Arran Hodges
If you play copyrighted music on streams it could lead to your clips and VODs being removed. There was a whole wave of removals that happened earlier on in the year. Streamers that had their clips and VODs removed without any notice. If you're anything like me- you have a lot of your funniest moments stored in clips and having that removed is extremely disappointing.. however it's what we signed up for when we agreed to the terms of service and we just have to deal with it.
However- Twitch has recently come out with a brand-new tool for streamers to use. It's called Soundtrack and it contains rights-cleared music for all creators on the Twitch platform. They say that they have been developing it over the past year.
We know how important music is to your creative process, and have heard how frustrating it is to understand and navigate the complex and evolving music ecosystem. Soundtrack gives you a curated collection of rights-cleared music and integrates with your streaming software to separate your audio sources, allowing you to keep your channel safe while you create compelling content and grow as a creator.
They are working with Monstercat, Repost by Soundcloud, DistroKid, CDBaby and other label and distribution partners to bring a "highly curated" music library. They say that you can find the latest electronic and dance music, lo-fi beats and everything in-between. We've been told that artists include Above & Beyond, mxmtoon, Porter Robinson, RAC, SwuM and many more.
In order to get your hands on Soundtrack, you need to join their waiting list. there are versions compatible with OBS Studio v26.0 or later and Twitch Studio. Streamlabs OBS compatibility will be coming soon.
We will continue to expand Soundtrack’s availability to creators in the coming weeks. If you want to try Soundtrack and help shape the future experience for creators, please join the waitlist, choose your streaming software, and keep an eye on your email for an invite with download instructions.
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