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How to use Twitch Soundtrack for free music for streamers & artists

Published: 30/Sep/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Following months of Twitch streamers decrying DMCA strikes and difficulties streaming music, Twitch is launching a Soundtrack tool that enables creators to comfortably play rights-cleared music for free.

Soundtrack by Twitch exists in its own audio channel, and its beta version is being made available now for OBS Studio v26.0 (and beyond) on PC, with Twitch Studio and Streamlabs OBS expected to come in due time.

In partnership with platforms like SoundCloud and CD Baby, alongside labels like Anjunabeats and Future Classic, Twitch is already granting access to a wide catalogue including artists like Above & Beyond and Porter Robinson.

However, with things still in beta experimentation, more are expected to be added, especially with all musical artists invited to get involved, as well.

How to try Soundtrack by Twitch

  1. Go to Twitch’s Soundtrack page to join the waitlist for its beta.
  2. Sign into your Twitch account if not already signed in.
  3. Select “Join the waitlist” and choose your Streaming App (OBS, Streamlabs OBS, Twitch Studio, or Others).
  4. You’re finished, just wait for a notification from Twitch to see if you’ve gotten in.

Twitch streamers aren’t the only ones who should be interested by Soundtrack’s potential, as music artists may also see this as an opportunity to gain some publicity on the ever-popular platform.

For artists who want to get their music featured, there are a few ways to do so.

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A glimpse at Soundtrack by Twitch, featuring curated playlists for easy usage.

How to get your music onto Soundtrack by Twitch

  1. If you’re an unsigned artist, Twitch recommends that you submit your music using DistroKid or Soundcloud, since these are partnered platforms and allow you to easily get Soundtrack to consider your songs.
  2. Some other distributor options you can consider for submitting music are Alpha Pup, Believe, CD Baby, Dig Dis!, Empire, Label Engine, Label Worx, Songtradr, Soundstripe, and United Masters.
  3. If you’re a signed artist, a variety of labels, like Ninjatune and Monstercat, are already connected to Soundtrack so you simply need to ask that your team sends your music over.
  4. If you’re signed but your label is not affiliated with Soundtrack, they can email a request to contact-soundtrack@twitch.tv
  5. After one of the above processes has been completed, you can simply wait for Twitch’s curation team to let you know if your music has been selected or not.

The Soundtrack creator tool has been in development for around a year now and grants streamers access to a large, diverse library of music that can be used legally during live streams and wherever that content may end up.

This means that they will no longer need to worry about being hit with any legal action for their live streams, VODs, or even clipped content that goes onto other platforms like YouTube and the like. As of yet, no specific dates have been set for the official release, but creators are most certainly anxious to start testing things out.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

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YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.