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Twitch teams up with Bandsintown to offer musicians free access to monetisation tools

Twitch has teamed up with music and events platform Bandsintown in order to offer monetisation tools to musicians.

During the coronavirus pandemic, musicians and artists have been forced to pull live performances across the globe to protect themselves and their fanbases.

From this week, artists registered with Bandsintown that have more then 2000 followers on Bandsintown concerts will be given the opportunity to monetise streaming performances on Twitch. These tools include Twitch's standard options, including community subscriptions and bit donations.

"Twitch continues to be a great place for artists to perform and connect with their fans live," said Mike Olson, Twitch VP, Head of Music.

"We're excited to partner with Bandsintown to provide artists not only the best live streaming experience, but an opportunity for our community to support them with monetization tools that aren’t offered elsewhere.”

Bandsintown Managing Partner Fabrice Sergent added: “musicians and bands have been hit hard, so we are proud to offer them this new revenue opportunity.”

“Like all Bandsintown For Artists services, the ability to directly message fans, alert them when artists go live and, now, to benefit from fast-tracking Twitch monetization will be 100% free. We are all in this together.”