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As live music still struggles to get back to normal, streaming & promoting your music on Twitch offers an alternative way to play live for fans and earn some extra cash too.
Twitch is becoming an ever-more popular outlet for musicians looking to live stream their set. So check out our complete guide to getting started, promoting and monetizing your music on Twitch.
It’s surprising how many artists release music on Spotify and other stores, but overlook Twitch as a platform to promote, showcase and monetize their music.
So let’s discuss how you can get set up and leverage the platform to grow your fanbase worldwide. If you want to skip forward, just hit one of the links belows to jump to that section.
HOW TO STREAM & PROMOTE LIVE MUSIC ON TWITCH
SIGN UP & GET STARTED
If you’re new to Twitch, you’ll need to head to twitch.tv and create an account.
Once you’ve signed up, head your Settings to upload a profile picture and biography. You’ll also want to use your Channel page to add other details to your profile, including links to your music, merchandise and more.
The more complete your profile is the better! Make sure to include all your most important info and links so your fans can easily discover more about your music.
GET THE RIGHT GEAR
A high quality stream and performance makes all the difference when it comes to retaining viewers and winning over new fans.
Go live with the wrong gear and people when quickly tune out. But what gear should you get? Well that depends on your budget.
Sound is obviously key for musicians streaming live on Twitch. It’s worth investing in a high quality mic and USB interface so you can plug directly into the platform.
Cardioid mics are great for picking up the sound directly in front of them, but not so good at catching noise further away.
Condenser mics work well for picking up multiple sound points (ideal if you’re performing with a friend or band mate) but also tend to pick up more background noise.