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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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Charli D’Amelio reveals her weirdest makeup faux pas with Maddie Ziegler

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:37

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio is more than TikTok’s queen bee; she’s also a competitive dancer, Dunkin’ Donuts connoisseur, and a full-blown makeup mogul, although she hasn’t always been the expert beauty guru she is today.

Charli revealed her collaboration with makeup giant Morphe in late July alongside older sister Dixie, bringing forth a slew of new products for fans to use and express their inner creativity.

That’s not all; Dixie has also had her face beat by none other than James Charles, who gave the TikToker a glamorous makeover that has scored well over 34 million views at the time of writing.

Considering her love for all things beauty and makeup, it comes as little surprise that Charli has a solid handle on new trends and products — but this wasn’t always the case, as she revealed during an October 27 video with fellow TikToker Maddie Ziegler.

During the video, in which the two gals gave fans a tutorial of their everyday makeup routine, Charli revealed that she often asks other names in the beauty space for help — most notably, James Charles.

In fact, Charli revealed that it was James who taught her that you have to dampen your beauty blender before applying any product to the face, a fact that appeared to catch Ziegler completely off-guard.

James Charles poses with Charli D'Amelio.
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YouTuber James Charles collaborated with D’Amelio for a colorful makeup look, where the TikTok star opened up about the more difficult parts of being internet famous.

“I’ve been able to definitely ask a lot of questions from a lot of makeup artists that I’ve worked with,” she began. “It’s been everything. Like, I didn’t even know that I was supposed to wet my beauty blender until like, a few months ago.”

“James was like, ‘You know you’re supposed to wet that, right?’” she continued, drawing a shocked, “Really?” from Ziegler. “And I was like, ‘Ohhh.’ I call James all the time, and I’m like, ‘Hey, I don’t know how to do this. Can you help me?’”

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Luckily for Charli, she’s surrounded by many kind and helpful creators who are available to help coach her through the ins and outs of makeup artistry — something that she claims she still “needs a little bit more help with.”

Both TikTokers were quick to note that everyone is on a different stage in their makeup journey, and no matter what part you’re at, it’s always a fun time experimenting with new looks and products.