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Video streaming platform Twitch adds new music features

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If you’re not into video games, Twitch may not be on your radar. That could change in the coming months thanks to a new move aimed at bringing more musicians into its stable of video broadcasters. Twitch made its name as a platform for live video streams of people playing video games. Much like YouTube, the network has many stars who have attracted large viewerships for their entertaining personalities or skilled gameplay. Twitch became popular enough to attract interest from Amazon, which bought the site for a cool $970 million last year.

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New York Times feature examines classical music streaming, finds free tunes and performances

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Michael Cooper of The New York Times wrote a round-up of all the available options he could find for streaming classical and opera music. These genres certainly don't dominate the discussions of digital media. In fact, opera and classical are seen as a niche audience, and that has created an uphill battle for those artists to negotiate good deals on mainstream streaming services.

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