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    micksdiscofever commented  · 

    Totally agree

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    I am new to Twitch as a Mobile DJ (weddings etc) which I found out is part of my Amazon Prime. I play music from 50's through to present day. Having no work at all since March and still no end in sight, I saw streaming as a way to keep my hand in, to keep contact through music with Family and Friends and my followers from Social media (200), and help these people through this pandemic therefore improving their health and well-being. Make no mistake about this metal health problems are going to be massive. I have spoken to public performance licenses who tell me I can stream through my own website (but would need a platform to do this - don't think I can use you?) and pay a fee of £70 (6 months) or £140 (12 Months). For me as an amatuer DJ a bit expensive with no income but I would pay it. I wasn't told I need to send PPL a playlist so my fee is just split between 1000's of record companies. When streaming through Facebook a few months ago (70 listening) I had a niece and husband sat in their hot tub with a glass of wine, enjoying music I have PAID for and with compilation CD's over the years have 2 or 3 copies of the same track. What good was I doing during lockdown to help them?How much more do these artists, record companies want?
    I've got everything set up with you and people love my streams every few weeks but now the big boys are threatening us. Great!! We are ALL in unprecedented times. If DJ's are charging a subscription and have 1000's listening then could they not pay a slightly higher PPL licence if using copyrighted music but as there is already a licence in place with PPL. Why can't Twitch allow us to pay for a licence through you or give you are Licence number we have purchased and not be taken down. I will otherwise have to pay a fee x3 higher per month than your site to stream through my website with the correct PPL licence. When all I need is a licence and you're happy with 100 times less work with DMCA notification/Strikes, The record companies/Artist get their money and I am helping the mental health of friends and family.