Make a member Fee for DMCA
If everyone who wanted to use recorded music paid a fee, like $10-$20 a month then there should be no issue with streaming copyrighted music. As a Dj i belong to "record pools" where we pay a fee every month to get music. Spotify charges you as well as apple and amazon music so what's the difference. I stream my dj sets for all my truck friends and the music is in the background while we watch videos. Im not making money and dont care to just using the chat and having fun, so for me id pay a respectable monthly fee to play whatever music i wanted
The problem with this solution is that twitch does not acknowledge us when we possess the legal rights to play the music online. I actually hold a license with socan for that very purpose, and twitch ignores it, so giving twitch a way to charge more for something they cannot adhere to, would sadly be flawed, I dropped a solution in the DMCA section that might actually assist in rectifying the issue.
Yes and no, I agree they should create a different avenue for DJs. Like many other DJs I am already paying for 3 different record pools & several streaming sites I don’t want to add on to that. What would be ideal is that they allow us license to only play a certain amount of time on one track (i.e being restricted to play only 1:30 of each track) and keep everything else as is. Then that would help DJs avoid being muted/copyright strike.
Streamers can pay nice amount of money to play DMCA copyrighted music in their streams without getting DMCA strike. This can be obtained by making monthly payment subscription payment for twitch. Twitch will pay forward some money to DMCA companies in similiar manner that Spotify pays for their companies. This could be how to resolve this issue.
CARP was phased out about 15 years ago. Copyright Royalty Judges are now appointed to determine the new rates under the statutory license. More often than not those fees are well beyond the means of gamers and DJs that make minimal or no income from their broadcasts online.
Honestly I think our voices will be much more impactful if we band together to form a coalition. Check out my suggestions here:
What happened to CARP Fees? We used to pay these on my College Internetr radio stations
Having a "member fee" would not absolve use of copyrighted works in online broadcasts. The stipulation would need to be codified into federal law (at least in the United States), which is highly unlikely given the vast legal resources of the RIAA and its lobbyists.