Gamers like to watch other gamers play. If this wasn’t true services like Twitch wouldn’t have taken off. Twitch really did take off, so much so that Amazon decided to buy it, and the game broadcasting service continues to grow. Twitch today announced the launch of a new free music library for broadcasters. Any and all tracks in the library can be used for live broadcasts as well as for past broadcasts and highlights without having to worry about any copyright issues.

This move comes a few months after Twitch started cracking down on copyrighted music. It screened archived videos for copyrighted music and if any was detected all audio in the video was muted.

Twitch suggested royalty-free external libraries for those who wanted to use music with their videos, its action didn’t cover live streams, but now with its own royalty-free music library Twitch offers broadcasters an easy solution.

The Twitch Music Library has over 500 songs right now from established and new labels like Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Monstercat, Fool’s Gold, and many others.

A beta Music category has also been launched by this Amazon-owned company. It is meant for musicians who can use the category for creating, performing and presenting original music. Twitch promises that users will see performances by professional artists through this new category.

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