Twitch values the work of songwriters, musicians, and other creative artists. As a company committed to supporting creators, we respect, and ask our users to respect, the intellectual property of those who make music and those who own or control music rights. We know that you may have questions about what types of music content you can safely share on Twitch. We ask that creators only share content for which they have the necessary rights.
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits anyone from sharing copywritten material, including music, without permission. Streaming DMCA-safe music is important. Without those rights, streamers put their livelihoods at risk. Creators should be able to monetize their channel and videos without fear that they will be demonetized or taken down.
Twitch and music. It can be summarized in one word — confusing. The majority of streamers that play music in their streams do so with little regard for copyright law. Streamers sometimes also take song requests, giving their audience control of the music. Just last year, many popular streamers were hit with hour bans on the platform for playing copyrighted music. So what are the rules?