Music Industry News Network [06-02-2014]
A New Fish In The Sea
YouTube could be purchasing Twitch, the largest video game live-streaming network, for $1 billion, according to a report released by Variety. The Wall Street Journal is confirming the planned deal, but said the talks are in early stages, with a firm amount not yet being disclosed. The business newspaper lists two unnamed people as its sources.
Twitch, originally a subsidiary of Justin.tv, spun off in 2011 to form its own gaming network. It has since drawn in huge traffic, getting an average of 45 million unique monthly viewers with a million gamers broadcasting their own content. YouTube has dabbled in the live-streaming arena for games in the past, but hasn’t had nearly the success of Twitch.
The other company is the Berlin-based SoundCloud audio sharing site. They like to describe themselves as the „Youtube for audio”. Twitter planned to buy its way out of its growth problem by making another move into music. Last year, Twitter launched a stand-alone Twitter Music app, but the service never took off, and Twitter killed the app in March.
The two companies are already linked in several ways. Twitter users share SoundCloud links more than any other music service, including Spotify.
DoclerMusic.com is the new startup of the Luxembourg-based Docler Group. The streaming company recognized the unsolved quest of live music streaming. The technology behind the new service designed to be robust, by relying on the server parks of the Group throughout the world to run the streaming service smoothly.
Pre-registration on Docler Music is available from the first week of May, and the launch is expected in mid-June.
The company is committed to live music and true artists with an honest personality. Docler Music provides a new way to young talents to entertain millions of visitors, increase their fan base day by day, and make money with their passion.
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