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DLive streamers explain why it’s the best place to start streaming

Published: 25/Sep/2020 17:39

by Jacob Hale

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DLive is offering aspiring streamers the opportunity to grow in a new and unique way, and is becoming a more popular choice for up-and-coming content creators to try and make their way in the competitive world of livestreaming.

We spoke with two of the platform’s biggest stars, Nadexe and Jensee, to find out why they chose DLive, and why they think others should too.

What is unique about DLive that streamers can’t get anywhere else?

Nadexe: The DLive chest gives viewers back lemons (the currency used on the platform) which they can cash out or donate to other streamers.

Jensee: I think that first and foremost it’s a more open and welcoming community. In that sense DLive differs greatly from other platforms – people here are friendly, open to experiments and overall kinder to the performer.

What are the biggest differences between streaming on DLive and other platforms?

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Nadexe can most commonly be found playing NBA 2K.

N: 25% of total donations are taken away from streamers, but aren’t taken by the DLive platform itself. Instead, it is put back into a crypto pool. There are tons of events and giveaways on DLive as well.

J: The people are open-minded and in search for something new, not something from a famous brand or something fashionable. Also, their responsiveness. With DLive, you can get help in minutes while on other platforms it takes weeks, and that’s if you ever get the response.

How easy is it to build an audience and find success on DLive?

N: It’s easy to find an audience on DLive due to it being a smaller and newer platform, so it’s easier to be noticed and discovered.

J: It’s a work and it takes a lot of time, dedication, strategy and thoughtful implementation. But, sure, you will find your audience and eventually success here if you are hard working and consistent.

Jensee is a music creator, not a gamer. How does DLive help streamers of non-gaming content?

J: Streaming non-gaming content is a hard job even on the best days. Mainly because not much is happening on the video and people want action. But on DLive you can get to the front page regardless and show your work and performing skills because DLive staff is constantly looking out for something new and exciting.

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Jensee is a music streamer on DLive.

Do you have any advice for aspiring streamers on why they should choose DLive?

N: Aspiring streamers should try DLive because it’s good for smaller streamers, who can all help each other out.

J: Improving yourself will improve your stream quality. Be consistent and have fun. DLive is a growing platform with a kind and helpful community. Here, you get feedback faster and if you are interesting and resourceful, you will be picked to be on the front page and that will help you grow.


Be sure to check out Nadexe and Jensee on DLive — and maybe you could try streaming on there, too.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.