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Twitch unveils Music Library for risk-free streaming audio

Twitch has just announced a new Music Library service that will circumvent copyright issues for streamers.

Last summer, Twitch began scanning streams for copyright-protected music, to make sure no users were at risk of infringing upon anyone’s intellectual property.

This naturally upset many users who were occasionally forced to watch streams in silence.

To rectify this, Music Library has made available 538 songs that are certified for streaming use on Twitch.

To that end, Twitch got a host of partner labels on board, including Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, and Fools Gold.

Twitch also says that it’s going to broaden its focus from game-streaming to live music too, in hopes that some streamers will use the service to broadcast music creation.

The company has partnered with Beatport to help make this a reality, working towards creating a music channel that will feature DJ interviews and festival broadcasts.

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Twitch launched back in June 2011 and has since become the world’s most popular game-streaming platform.

Originally a spin-off of the more generic streaming site, Twitch is now a mega player in the e-sports world, and boasts tens of millions of viewers every single month.

Amazon acquired the service in September last year, shelling out $970 million as part of the buy-out.

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