Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…

Logic signs an exclusive seven figure deal with Twitch

After announcing his retirement from music, American rapper Logic has partnered with live video game streaming platform Twitch. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (aka Logic) recently announced he would be retiring from music after the…

Live streaming platform Caffeine raise $113m in funding

Gaming, entertainment and creative arts live broadcaster Caffeine raises $113 million in Series D funding. Caffeine are a competitor to live streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, launching out of beta in November last…

Microsoft are shutting down Mixer and transitioning to Facebook Gaming

Microsoft and Xbox are shutting down live streaming Twitch competitor, Mixer with all content transitioning to Facebook Gaming on July 22nd. Despite huge signings with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, Cory “King Gothalion” Michael…

SoundCloud’s new Twitch series has started, here’s what to watch with them

SoundCloud and Twitch are offering creators great benefits together as well as a new stream series to get connected and creative with SoundCloud have partnered with Twitch to fast-track Affiliate status for Pro, Premier and…

Facebook streamers can soon charge for their livestreams

Livestreaming artists rejoice as you’ll soon have one more option for where to earn for your home concerts. Livestreaming was already huge before the world went into various levels of lockdown. Now it’s a huge…

Twitch hires Spotify director to create products for musicians

As lockdown makes Twitch one of the most popular sites in the world, their new hire will help broaden their horizons. Twitch have announced that Tracy Chan will be joining their team as the head…

How does NCS Music make money from copyright free music

With over 25 million subscribers on YouTube, NCS Music is a label dedicated to promoting free music for electronic music lovers and creators, but how is a free-to-use music model sustainable? NCS allows any of…

Dolby boosts Twitch stream audio for musicians live-streaming concerts

With so many artists taking to the web for home-concerts Dolby are stepping in to upgrade the sound. Coronavirus has many of us working at home including musicians who have taken to the livestream for…

SoundCloud’s new initiatives are aimed to help artists during the impact of COVID-19

With music services and companies stepping up to help musicians, songwriters and performers SoundCloud have announced what they’re doing for artists. SoundCloud’s CEO Kerry Trainor has set out 4 different ways in which they want…