Streaming video games has become an extensive market for video entertainment. It can range from people simply talking over the game they’re playing or taking a more laid back approach when playing while chatting with their fans.
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So it’s not unusual for streamers to play music alongside, however, it comes at a risk. Streamers are constantly getting hassled with copyright strikes when playing background music, with many facing DCMA takedowns.
Fortunately, Riot Games has come up with a solution.
Riot Games Sessions Vi
Riot Games are responsible for the world’s most-streamed games on a platform such as League of Legends and Valorant and they have now created a royalty-free album free for any and all creators to use while streaming (so not just when you play one of their games).
Released on July 2, Sessions Vi is a 37-track album specifically for copyright-free content creation. It consists of mostly instrumental music by artists such as chromonicci, junior state, Tennyson, and Hanz, and has been made available on all music streaming platforms.
Riot Games confirmed in their FAQ that this will be the first of many releases, therefore will we see the music library is only going to continue to grow.
A year ago we made a promise to players and creators: we would create a new music project that is safe to stream and free to use. – Riot Games, FAQ.
They also stated that while it shouldn’t result in any DMCA takedowns, streamers should still credit the artists like they would with any content that is not of one’s own creation. It is out of respect to do so, but also music copyright and disruption can be a little finicky and can punish those who are not careful with the type of music they incorporate so it’s always best to be on the safe side.
Will you be using this royalty-free album for your content? Let us know below!
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