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This article was published on January 15, 2015

Twitch announces Music Library for broadcasters to use without getting into trouble

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When Twitch started scanning its streams for copyrighted music back in August, a lot of people were left unhappy – no one wants to watch a a stream only to have the audio get muted.

To remedy this, today Twitch is announcing Music Library, a selection of 500 songs for streamers to use. The songs can be used for both live and archived content. Partner labels include Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fools Gold and more.

Twitch says its also experimenting with the new music category for streamers to work on actually creating music live too, a first indication of the service branching out from its gaming roots.

For instance, the company is partnering with Beatport to create a music channel featuring content from interviews with DJs to broadcasting music festivals.

Music Library certainly won’t replace the ability to play any song you want, but it’ll at least guarantee broadcasters their audio won’t be cut out during a stream. If you’re a broadcaster, you can check out the full list of songs here.

➤ Twitch Brings Music to Broadcasters [Twitch]