Separate Music Radio from Music & Performing Arts
The Music & Performing Arts category is oversaturated with music radio channels. Scrolling through to find live musicians and DJs is too much of a chore. 'Sort by: Viewers (Low to High)' is almost completely useless because the bottom of the list is full of music radio streams with 0 viewers.
At the very least, this is making the Music & Performing Arts category look very unclean. I also think this change is especially needed now that searching by tags through the main search bar is no longer a thing.
As a professional Musician looking to branch full time into Twitch streaming I find this a big deterrent. I'm still going to stream because of many reasons. My goal is to see if Twitch can surpass my current efforts in public live.
The artistic "performing" should be separate from "radio". The effort it takes to get your set, your personality, your talent on camera and shine is immense. Give us a shot at being seen. Helping us get closer together as streaming musicians. Which I see as the future of this platform. Togetherness. Music is a language we all speak. I can't wait to connect with folks around the world.
If Twitch is really trying to leverage themselves as a place for musicians, they really do need to differentiate between "live music performance" and radio. The content and experience provided by these two types of streams are very different.
Not that there is anything wrong with having music radio.... just make a "Radio" category. It would allow for easier maneuverability and would better connect viewers with the content they are actually seeking. Otherwise, the live musicians just get lost in a sea of digital music streams.