How to find non-copyrighted music to stream on Twitch
Twitch is getting stricter on copyrighted material as producers in the music industry continue to pressure the platform. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get copyrighted music for your stream.
Streambeats and other music services
Some music platforms offer free, copyright-free music.
Here are some of the best ones:
- Streambeats – Harris Heller offers a set of five genres of music available to suit your taste: EDM, synthwave, hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.
- Pretzel Rocks – This service has an application that you can download to your phone.
- Twitch Soundtrack – Twitch has its own music service, but its choices are limited.
Games like osu !, Beat Saber and Geometry Dash use mostly indie music. You can rummage through the sources and find the authors of these compositions, for example, almost all the music in Geometry Dash is tracks by Newgrounds artists. While not all of their music is available for free, they offer opaque licensing terms that make it easy to understand what can be used.
OverClocked Remix is a resource on which remixes of music from video games are posted. Gives you a good selection of classic tunes from your favorite games.
Request permission from the author
You won’t get permission from a famous artist, but you can get it from local bands. Find local creators on social media, most likely they will allow their music to be used – after all, you will be promoting them. You need to get written permission from the musician, and then send it to Twitch.
This method is more difficult than the others, but in return you will get original music.
Create your own music
Create your own music? Can I still make my own games? – you will think, reading this paragraph. In fact, there are tons of tools now that allow you to create music with minimal knowledge. Instruments can be used from Pulseboy to create simple beats to more professional music with Pro Tools Firs.
And also, it will give you a bonus to earnings, because this music can be uploaded to the resources listed above.