SoundCloud Twitch partnership allows artists to fast-track monetisation
The SoundCloud Twitch partnership will help artists monetise live streaming.
As the world completely shifts to the online realm, so do artists’ shows. With all concerts and shows cancelled artists are turning to live streaming platforms to connect with fans, stay relevant, combat boredom and hopefully earn a living.
In order to help this process, SoundCloud has teamed up with live streaming platform Twitch so that “all SoundCloud Pro, SoundCloud Premier and Repost by SoundCloud creators can start earning money from their Twitch streams by fast-tracking Affiliate status,” SoundCloud’s blog reds.
This partnership allows you to bypass Twitch’s usual Affiliate criteria (50 followers, 500 broadcast minutes in the last 30 days, Seven unique broadcast days in the last 30 days, etc).
Now no matter where you are, you can still connect to millions of fans IRL and get paid for your work without going through a whole rigmarole.
How to get Twitchy
If you are a SoundCloud Pro, SoundCloud Premier and Repost by SoundCloud artist, sign up for an account at twitch.tv and then fill out this form that will allow Twitch to fast-track your status to Affiliate- you will receive an invitation within a matter of days.
By getting in on this partnership, you will be able to connect with fans, open up new creative avenues and get paid. With Affiliate status, fans can “subscribe to your channel for ad-free viewing, extra perks, and the ability to cheer you on with Bits.”
You can also run ads on your channel, link to your music and merchandise stores and allow fans to donate directly.
“I think people in the music industry need to look at Twitch more like a social network than like a music streaming platform,” artist Dan Le Sac tells DJ Mag.
Get involved in the SoundCloud Twitch partnership and get paid for your live streaming!