Resources and Tools to Help Streamers Build Good Habits
Here are a list of dos:
Use Licensed Third-Party Music:
Check out our help article that features recommended licensed third-party music options for streamers. You can also opt to use copyright-free tracks when selecting music for your streams or collaborate with a musician to create custom music that they authorize you to use on your Twitch channel.
Use Original Visuals and Overlays:
Your overlays, graphics, emotes, and other visual elements should be unique to your channel. This sets your stream apart and eliminates any potential copyright claims related to visuals. If you need help creating assets for your streams, collaborate with graphic artists to create original custom visuals that reflect your brand and that the artist authorizes you to use on your Twitch channel.
Visit Twitch’s Video Producer:
Familiarize yourself with Twitch’s Video Producer page in Creator Dashboard. This powerful tool allows you to manage your videos, review videos that include muted portions (learn more here ), and check the number of copyright strikes you have on your channel.
Keep Track of Copyright Claims in Copyright Claims Manager:
If you receive a DMCA notification, you can review the details of the notification (including the time and date received, claimant, description of the copyrighted work, and URL) not only via email but also directly in your Copyright Claims Manager under the Content section of your Dashboard.
Understand how Twitch’s copyrighted audio detection systems work: Twitch has a system that scans VODs and Clips for copyrighted audio and mutes portions of VODs and deletes Clips where such audio is detected (to be clear, these are not copyright strikes or DMCA notifications). If a portion of a VOD is muted, information about the detected audio will be displayed in the Video Producer , and streamers can dispute incorrect detections by following the process outlined here . Moreover, if three or more instances of copyrighted audio are detected in a 24-hour period, our systems will inform you of this and automatically change certain stream settings, as described here .
Take Advantage of the Tools in Stream Settings:
We’ve built a number of tools in Creator Dashboard → Settings → Stream that allow you to customize your streaming and video recording experience. For example, you can choose whether you want your VODs to be stored, control whether your VODs will be “published” or “unpublished” by default (so that you can review them and choose which ones to publish instead of having it happen automatically), and even select specific categories where VODs are unpublished if you stream in that category. We’ve also built similar tools for clips.
Use Multi-Track Audio:
As a streamer, you might want to have different audio for your live streams, archives, and clips. You can do this directly in Twitch Studio, where you have the option of selecting multiple audio tracks to send to Twitch – see here for more information. We have also worked with broadcasting software providers like OBS to support similar functionality. For more information on how that works on OBS, see here .
To learn more, here are some additional references:
Now that you’ve learned what you can do to help build good streaming habits on Twitch and what resources are available to you, be sure to put it to practice!