Instagram expand fan badges for live streams and further rolling out IGTV ads

Image credit: Instagram Instagram invite creators to test their new fan badges feature and IGTV ads. When live streaming, fans can purchase and donate a badge to creators. Instagram Live has skyrocketed since the start of…

StreamElements reveal the most streamed music channels on Twitch in July

Streaming management tool StreamElements, reveal the ten most watched music channels in July on live streaming platform Twitch. StreamElements provides creators on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming with tools such as overlays and merch. StreamElements…

Facebook’s livestreams can now be ticketed events so creators can earn

With more creators and events organisers turning to live streams this year than ever, Facebook adds purchasable tickets for audiences. Facebook have added an option for people putting on livestreams on their platform to add…

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…

BTS’s label Big Hit Entertainment partner with live video tech startup Kiswe

Kiswe Mobile sign a partnership deal with Big Hit Entertainment to help provide the technology for live streaming concerts. Kiswe Mobile are a video technology startup founded in 2013 that provide the tech behind live…

Spotify provide artists with advice for releasing music while unable to tour

COVID-19 is halting live gigs and tours around the world. This has lead some artists to pause the release of their new album until they can get back on the road to promote. Others are…

LiveXLive launch their new audio, video, podcast and live streaming app to smart TVs

The app is released in the US and Canada on Samsung TV, Apple TV, Roku and coming to Amazon Fire soon. With over 90 million consumers streaming their songs, shows and podcasts LiveXLive Media offers artists…

Instagram to launch monetisation tools for creators next month

Along with other live streaming platforms, Instagram has become a new home for musicians and entertainers in lockdown and they can soon get paid too. Last month Instagram announced that they had plans to help…