Are you struggling to become an affiliate on Twitch? Well if you have music on Distrokid here’s some great news for you!

Distrokid just shared some awesome news..

“Starting today Starting today, DistroKid is partnering with Twitch to offer qualifying DistroKid members   the opportunity to be considered for the Twitch Affiliate Program” (Twitter Link)

Basically what this means is, that if you’re a musician who has music with distrokid, there’s a pretty good chance that you can become affiliate in Twitch.

And what does affiliate mean? Well that means you can start earning revenue through subscriptions and bits as well as get access to some really fun community features.

Affiliate Eligibility Through Twitch

Now beforehand just through to Twitch, you had to do these 4 things to be eligible:

  1. Reach 50 followers
  2. Stream for 8 hours
  3. Stream on 7 different days
  4. Have an average of 3 viewers

And some of those things aren’t that easy. I know because it took me a good few months to get there and I know a lot of you are struggling with that too.

But here’s the great news.

Affiliate Eligibility Through Distrokid

If you have music released on the distroid, the eligibility for this partnership is just:

  1. Be a distrokid member (as in have music on there)
  2. Have a release live for at least 30 days
  3. Have a minimum of 3 streams on spotify

Now if you’re like me you’ve been on distrokid for a good while now so these are pretty easy requirements. So I thought, why not try this out with my band’s account as I as a solo artist am already affiliate on twitch.

How to become a Twitch Affiliate Through distrokid

You’ll want to visit Distrokid’s Twitch page here. Then, just hit that blue button and it’ll prompt you to connect your twitch account, so make sure you’re logged into that.

  • After that I got this lovely green message saying my Twitch Affiliate invitation had been sent
  • Which it had, to my email addresses associated to  my twitch account.

Then I just clicked on that Become an Affiliate button and BOOM, straight to the Affiliate Onboarding registration!

Now this is absolutely brilliant news for us musicians and gamers who’ve made the leap over to twitch in recent times. Obviously, you still have to fill the registration in so it might go all pear shaped after that but it’s definitely worth having a go, especially if you’re already on twitch and you’ve been wanting to hit affiliate.



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