Twitch introduces royalty free music library

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Last year, streaming site Twitch made the decision to mute unauthorised third-party audio (opens in new tab) from their saved VODs. That big Taylor Swift-fuelled Dota 2 karaoke stream? Its replay video is going to be a lot quieter than you remember.

For those still desperate to blast music over their Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing speedruns, Twitch has now introduced a new royalty free Music Library (opens in new tab). I've already checked. Sandstorm isn't there.

Instead, you can find over 500 songs deemed safe for use during streams. You can find details of how the system works over at the Twitch Music FAQ (opens in new tab).

In addition, Twitch is launching dedicated music streams onto its service. You can find the current crop through the Twitch Music beta page (opens in new tab). If you need a fun distraction, see how many clicks it takes to arrive at random dubstep.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.