Live Musicians should have a separate category from Mixtape Channels
Currently people have to scroll through hundreds of "mixtape" channels of people simply playing their playlist to find actual live performing musicians who are buried in this "Music and Performing Arts" category.
I suggest you separate out the two into separate categories. One category for "Live Music Performance/Composition" and one for "Music Mixtapes" This will also help bring more recognition to the musicians on twitch.
Spoken like someone who hasn't actually looked at the category. The amount of channels that are basically what amounts to pirate radio is overwhelming. I have nothing against pirate radio in principle, but marimba players are hard enough to find without the dilution!
LOL, who on earth is on Twitch simply playing their mixtapes? What you say is a ridiculous underestimation of the work the music DJs on Twitch put into every single one of their DJ sessions, not to mention their own life's work as DJs in real life. Being a good DJ is way harder work than any of you think it is, especially if you're also taking song requests in chat and fitting them into a particular mix. None of you know what being a DJ is really like.
"Live Music Production" needs to be a thing... Show skills not playlists. ;-)
I was flabbergasted recently when I went to Music and realised how bloody hard it is to find actual humans playing actual instruments with all the "radio" channels and DJs saturating the category.