Twitch ink processes Warner Music, but you still can’t play its music

last week, twitch Announced a new partnership with the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and announced a new process for record companies to report their copyrighted music usage. The news has no direct impact on the ongoing DMCA disaster on Twitch.


This week, Twitch signed another agreement with Warner Music Group, which will allow music distributors to also access this new system. Unfortunately, just like last week’s news, this agreement does not mean that streamers will be able to use Warner-owned music in their shows. If Warner Music appears in their stream (e.g. part of a game), They may still face DMCA removal.

Twitch called the new reporting process more “flexible and forgiving,” but did not specify what this actually means. Nevertheless, the streaming service knows that there are many problems surrounding this tool, and it promises to elaborate on the implications of these changes soon.

The new system allows copyright owners to “choose to report certain uses of their music in order to address situations where creators use music in their streams either unintentionally or accidentally.”

The less interesting part of this partnership will also see WMG launch new channels for its artists and create original shows with Twitch.

Every other day, there will be a new case of DMCA abuse or excessive caution. After the infamous BlizzConline incident earlier this year, when Twitch muted Metallica music clips to avoid DMCA deletion, countless other music clips appeared.

Recently, players have discovered that turning on the streaming mode in Life is Strange: True Colors will make the protagonist sing a specific moment of the cover of Radiohead songs very embarrassing. The music is turned off, and all audiences can only hear the occasional sound of boots stepping on the floor.