At the beginning of August Jeff Bezos received an open letter from the community of leading music rights holders and artists who felt he was showing “wilful blindness” to streamers using unlicensed songs on the platform.
Since Coronavirus, Twitch has been successfully gaining new groups of talent which include music artists who have been able to continue supporting themselves through music live streams. When Twitch continued to allow the use of unlicensed music on their platform more artists were getting frustrated. It looks like Jeff Bezos has decided to do something about it after Twitch introduces Soundtrack by Twitch to their platform allowing streamers to choose from a curated collection of songs from fresh, independent artists are all cleared for worldwide listening during your live streams.
“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.”
According to Twitch, the Soundtrack library has a diverse set of artists and genres to stream with. Artists include: Above & Beyond, mxmtoon, Porter Robinson, RAC, SwuM, and many more and will expand with new Playlists and Stations regularly allowing streamers to play music on stream without worrying about their archives being muted or receiving strikes against their Twitch channel.