Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, has announced the Twitch Music Library, a library of free-to-use songs available to Twitch users in live content and archived videos.
More than 500 songs are already available for use from electronic labels such as OWSLA, Mad Decent, Spinnin’, Fools Gold, and more. The full list of labels and songs cleared for use can be viewed here.
Twitch will also allow its users to broadcast their own music using the new Music category, currently in beta testing. The Music category will offer musicians the opportunity to create, perform, and present original compositions to fans. Established labels and artists will also be able to host radio shows and broadcast large events such as music festivals. Monstercat currently broadcasts a 24-hour Twitch music channel called Monstercat FM and has already achieved a huge response, attracting thousands of visitors.
Twitch has partnered with Beatport to create the Beatport channel, which will consist of original programming such as live broadcasts of music festivals and all-access interviews with DJs.