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Riot Games has announced a license-free music program with the safety of streamers and content creators in mind.
Riot Games, the developer of popular video game titles such as VALORANT and League of Legends, created Riot Games Music to support creators. For years, content creators and streamers have battled with their respective platforms for the right to enjoy music with their content. Most recently, streaming platforms like Twitch took forceful action against these copyright claims. The DMCA strikes hit multiple high-profile streamers on the platform for using music that they didn’t own the rights to. These strikes forced many creators to delete thousands of hours of content in order to ensure their safety from potential bans and legal action.
To combat this, Riot Games created Riot Games Music; a system for content creators and streamers to use for royalty-free music. On July 2, Riot Games Music’s Twitter account announced the first album for creators to use freely. “Sessions: Vi” is a 37 track playlist that can be listened to across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
Riot Games Music aims for future albums
Riot Games Music will collaborate with artists from around the world to create music that everyone can use. “Sessions: Vi” has already seen collaborations with musicians such as Chromonicci, Junior State, Laxcity and Tennyson. These musicians may not have the public clout of other artists, but they are fighting for a cause that allows music to be enjoyed everywhere.
Creators; this is for you, because of all you do.
Introducing #Sessions, a collection of music completely free to use in your content. Experience our first drop Sessions: Vi now. ✨
— Riot Games Music (@riotgamesmusic) July 2, 2021
“Sessions: Vi” is only the beginning for Riot Games Music. The company is currently working on future releases. Furthermore, the format will follow the name “Sessions” to distinguish the different releases from one another. Riot Games currently has other playlists with some of their current songs that are available for creators.
Riot Games Music is the result of a promise that Riot Games made over a year ago. The goal remains the same: to produce music that content creators from all around the world can use and enjoy freely.
Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.