Twitch has announced its Soundtrack By Twitch (Beta) tool, which is designed to allow its creators to feature licensed independent music within their streams.
The leading live stream platform for gamers has previously been criticised for not paying royalties.
While the major labels have not yet licensed the platform, there will be over a million tracks initially available from over 30 indie labels and distributors.
Independent label and distribution partners at launch include SoundCloud, Distrokid, CD Baby, Empire, UnitedMasters and Nuclear Blast, along with artists such as Mxmtoon, Above & Beyond and Porter Robinson.
Twitch issued the following statement in a recent blog post:
“We know how important music is to your creative process, and have heard how frustrating it is to understand and navigate the complex and evolving music ecosystem.
“Soundtrack gives you access to a curated collection of rights-cleared music and integrates with your streaming software to separate your audio sources, allowing you to keep your channel safe while you create compelling content and grow as a creator.”