Here’s how to make your music available for use by creators on Twitch.
Written by Leni - June 8, 2021
Want to get your music available for streaming on Twitch? Soundtrack is a new tool made specifically for Twitch creators to feature licensed music within their live streams while also creating a new way for musicians to be discovered by the Twitch community.
From chilled out lofi beats to electronic and dance, the Soundtrack library has a huge range of artists and genres to stream with, and is curated by a team of specialist music editors. All songs are cleared for worldwide listening on every Twitch channel.
Music is separated into its own audio channel meaning creators can play tracks without being worried about muting or receiving strikes against their channel. Previously, if copyrighted audio was detected in a creators stream, Twitch automatically would mute that section of the video. If it happened multiple times, creators could get a DMCA strike against their channel, meaning they could be blocked or banned from Twitch.
Creators can also choose music by theme or genre from a set of stations and playlists curated by Twitch editors, by theme or genre — like “just chilling” or “Lofi Hip Hop/Beats” or “Rap,” for example.
Photo: Soundtrack by Twitch
For those that aren’t already familiar with Twitch, it’s a live-streaming video platform for creators that supports building communities around shared interests — like gaming, music, sport and food. The biggest difference between Twitch and other social media platforms is that people aren’t just scrolling past your content, they’re actively hanging out with you live, sometimes for hours.
How to submit your music to Soundtrack by Twitch
Independent artists can submit their music to Soundtrack with an Amuse Pro or Boost account. Upload your release using our mobile or web app, and choose Soundtrack by Twitch (beta) as one of the streaming services you want us to distribute the release to (you can choose from all major music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok).
💡 FYI: Music on Soundtrack is curated by a team of editors, which means that submitting a track does not guarantee that it will be added.
To improve the chance of your track being selected, make sure to follow these guidelines:
How to set up Soundtrack and use music in your live streams
*Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a free, open-source video recording and streaming application that's ideal for streaming on Twitch.
*Video On Demand (VOD) VOD stands for “video on demand.” In the video streaming space, VOD refers to content that is uploaded to a library for viewers to access at their leisure.
Before you get started on Twitch, read our guide for making the most out of the platform here.
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