STREAM TEAMS 101

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What is a stream team? According to Twitch, stream teams are a way to “unite and connect streamers.” Often communities of streamers gathered under a shared mission statement or values. Some teams are purely for leisure and friendship, whereas others have goals of networking, education, charity work and more. Each team can vary greatly in […]

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Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

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This article was written by financial expert Jay Cranford from Buff Your Finances. Jay is financial planner specializing in helping content creators with their business and personal finances, you can find him over on Twitter @hjcranford. With global conflict on the rise, rapid inflation impacting a variety of industries, and stock market dips on the […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Content Creators

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During the time of the pandemic that many countries were under lockdown to keep folks safe, there was an increase in new streamers and viewers on Twitch. As described by Satch Garlock in an article from theChimes, “The pandemic [gave] viewers more time to binge-watch their favorite creators, as well as spawn[ed] a new generation […]

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Retaining Viewers During Burnout

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I came off a six-month hiatus between October and April and returned with a strong sense of relief. My biggest fear before I left, did not come true – my numbers remained largely the same between my leaving and returning. I have a small idea of how I was able to sustain that. However, I […]

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6 Lessons Creators and Brands Can Learn From the Artesian Builds Fallout

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Over the last several months, you may have heard of a company called Artesian Builds. Artesian Builds was a custom computer company, building various rigs aimed primarily at content creators and gamers. Like most companies within the world of gaming technology and custom builds, there was an effort to build a line of content creators […]

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How to add Closed Captions to your Stream

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What exactly are closed captions? Are there open captions? Should you add them to your live stream, and how exactly you go about doing that? In our comprehensive guide to closed captioning for your Twitch stream, we will answer all these questions and more! What are captions? Not all captions are created equal! While there […]

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How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

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The world of video content creation can become a never-ending rabbit hole of analytics, settings, optimizations, social media, and technical know-how. The amount of information available can sometimes seem overwhelming. Worry not, friend! We’ve broken down how to get started streaming on Twitch in just 4 simple steps. If you’ve already been broadcasting on Twitch […]

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TwitchCon Experience

Stream Scene Ep. #61: The TwitchCon Experience

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If you’re part of the Content Creation world you’ve more than likely heard of TwitchCon! Here you can meet your favorite streamers, online friends and there are a ton of panels that will help you up your Content Creation game! In this episode of Stream Scene, you will hear from our hosts Lowco and TheHunterWild […]

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StreamerSquare Guides: TwitchCon 19 Panels for Business and Finance

TwitchCon ’19 Panels for Business/ Finance

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Growing a business is hard and anyone will tell you it takes a lot of research and time to get it started the right way. Below you’ll find the best panels for Business/ Finance you won’t want to miss when creating a plan to grow your business on Twitch. Twitchy Business Friday, Sept. 27th – […]

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Twitch Switches to Net-15 Payment Plan

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One of the struggles with being a full time, part time, or any time broadcaster is the point of payment. Previously, the standard for payment was 45 days after the last day of the month. So, if you wanted to get paid for what you’ve earned in January, you would have to wait until mid-March […]

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Twitch Expands Emote Availability for Affiliates and Partners

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In a blog post released near the end of February, Twitch announced some major changes to how many emotes both Affiliates and Partners can have on their channel. Affiliate Changes Previously, Affiliates were given one emote for each of the three subscription tiers that Twitch offers. Starting today, Twitch will begin expanding the number of […]

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twitch disconnect protection

Twitch Adds ‘Disconnect Protection’ for Streamers

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Technical difficulties are a part of streaming whether you’re ready for them or not. Internet problems are a fairly common one and it is one of the worst things when it happen! Knowing your cast is getting interrupted and that viewers might not want to wait to see when you come back can be very […]

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Twitch Releases New Moderation Tools

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Moderators are the backbone to any great stream. Tirelessly working for the love of the stream, this job deserves so much praise and all the tools possible to make it as easy as possible. Twitch recognizes this and has released a handful of new features to make moderating a chat, even one going the speed […]

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Twitch Launches Extension Challenge

Twitch Launches Extension Challenge

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  Do you love your Twitch extensions and have an awesome idea for one? Do you already design them and want to see some return for your hard work? Enter the Twitch Extension Challenge, powered by Amazon Web Services. With this Challenge, participants will build and enter a Twitch extension to the best of their […]

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Twitch Updates Music Guidelines

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With the major concern of copyrighted music, Twitch has updated their Music Guidelines to better reflect the rules of what can and can’t be used while broadcasting. Failure to follow these rules may result in action being taken in accordance with the DMCA Guidelines as well as the Community Guidelines, in which muted VODs, suspension, […]

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Twitch Discontinues Game Purchases

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  Back in April 2017, Twitch introduced game purchasing that could be done through a streamer’s channel. It supported the streamer as well so it was a win-win. As of November 27, 2018 this program will be discontinued, as it did not bring the additional revenue that they had hoped for when the program was […]

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SLOBS Adds an App Store for Streamers

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  Streamlabs OBS (or SLOBS for short) has been making headway to stand apart from its Studio counterpart, and this update is another step in that direction. Launching an App Store aimed at streaming, SLOBS hopes to introduce tools that can help streamers create a unique experience for their channels and help independent developers get […]

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Dream Streamer Contest

AVerMedia Launches Dream Streamer Contest

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AVerMedia has announced their Dream Streamer contest which gives content creators the chance to win the Grand Prize of a 4K gaming/streaming rig including accessories. While in theory, this sounds like a great idea, there are some issues we’ll cover later in this article. The contest has various prizes provided by AVerMedia, CyberPowerPC, Cooler Master, […]

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Twitch Tags and Categories

Twitch Introduces Tags and Expands on IRL/Creative Categories

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As Twitch grows, they continue to innovate ways for improving discoverability on the website. This month, they’ve added Tags, a feature that will increase the scope in which a streamer can be discovered, and have improved Catagories such as IRL to better define what the stream is about. Tags are sort of like hashtags on […]

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StreamWeasels Twitch Integrated Websites

Using StreamWeasels to Set Up a Twitch-Integrated Website

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Whether you’re completely new to streaming, or you’ve already found your place in the community – there’s one thing that can help you connect with (and grow) your audience, a personal, professional WordPress site which integrates flawlessly with Twitch.tv. That’s where StreamWeasels comes in. StreamWeasels provides WordPress Themes and Plugins for Twitch.tv streamers which help […]

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Twitch new IRL and Creative Categories

Twitch Breaks Down IRL & Creative Categories

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  Twitch is hitting the stop button on one of the fastest growing genres of streaming in a long time: IRL. Instead, they are working on truly defining what IRL is and organizing it all into subcategories. These subcategories are: Art – Do you enjoy creating visual art in any form or fashion? All forms, […]

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Twitch Affiliate Sub Badges Payout

Twitch Updates Affiliate Sub Badges and Payout Period

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Twitch recently revealed that Affiliates can expect a few exciting changes to their subscriber badges and revenue periods! Custom Sub Badges Just in time for the one-year anniversary of Affiliate sub buttons going live, you will be able to reward your long-time supporters with new custom Subscriber-only chat badges! Previously only available to Partners, Affiliates […]

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Twitch Bounty Board Beta

Twitch Launches Bounty Board Program (Closed Beta)

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Twitch has recently launched their Bounty Board program into closed beta. Bounties are paid sponsorship opportunities that streamers can accept directly from their Twitch dashboard. Through this program, Twitch will become the middleman in connecting you with brands to stream specific games as sponsorships. This means you won’t have to do any of the work […]

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St. Jude PLAY LIVE 2018

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Do you like video games? How about kids? Do you wanna make a difference in some lives and have fun doing it? St. Jude, a children’s hospital that diagnoses, treats, and researches cancer, is having their annual PLAY LIVE event and you can participate! How? By playing your favorite games and encouraging people to donate […]

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