🎶 Twitch signs a deal with the music industry

It's not the best

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Twitch has an an agreement with the National Music Publishers Association, and it’s not exactly a game-changer. Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the author behind iconic children books like the BFG, and Matilda.


Twitch signs deal with National Music Publisher's Association

Twitch is making some friends in the music industry, after signing an an agreement with the National Music Publishers'

Very little details

The details are very vague, apart from the agreement, which says National Music Publishers’ Association and Twitch is working together “to build productive partnerships between the service and music publishers.” Streamers on Twitch still are not allowed to play any copyrighted music, but Twitch will be "more flexible and forgiving to creators who inadvertently or incidentally use music in their streams than the existing process required under the DMCA and similar global laws."

About time

Over the past few years, Twitch and its streamers have had a very rocky relationship with the music industry, after the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Recording Academy, the National Music Publishers Association, and more accused Twitch of allowing streamers to play copyrighted music without the required licensing. Ever since, streamers have had to be a lot more careful playing any copyrighted music, with the constant fear they might get a DMCA strike or even get banned.

What is different?

An email has been sent out to streamers explaining what's different, and currently, there isn't much, but there might in the near future. "Twitch will provide new opportunities to music publishers who will be offered an opt-in deal allowing for future collaborations to bring new facets to both the gaming experience and songwriter exposure," the announcement states. "These collaborations will create an even more dynamic and expansive environment for people to discover, watch, and interact with songwriters."

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl's catalogue

Netflix has announced its acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company, giving them the service rights to create movies and shows based on Dahl's iconic books.

It wasn't cheap

The two companies formed a partnership a few years back, but this new deal means that Netflix completely owns the Roald Dahl estate. Netflix now oversees "the creation of a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theatre, consumer products and more." No one knows how much Netflix spent to acquire Roald Dahl's estate, but it's likely it is one of the most expensive purchases the streaming service has ever made.

What is next?

Now that Netflix owns the Roald Dahl catalogue, Taika Waititi, a New Zealand film director known for Jojo Rabbit and The Suicide Squad, is collaborating with Netflix to create two Charlie and the Chocolate animated series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. There have also been rumours two different versions of Matilda are in the works, along with a The BFG cartoon.

Coming back to the big screen

Roald Dahl's books have been made into movies a few times in the past, the most successful being the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movies, as well as Matilda, so it's no surprise Netflix has acquired Roald Dahl's catalogue of work.


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Today is the first day of the rest of your life

You might have heard this quote in the past, but not many people actually understand it. One of its meanings is that you are not limited by your past and should do what you really want to do in life.

Recognize the need for change

The first step of making the changes needed to succeed is to simply realize the need for change. Start identifying the things holding you back from what you want to achieve, and figure out what you need to do differently.

Replace bad habits

If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what are you going to do with it? You can hold onto all of your unhealthy habits, make no changes and continue to hold yourself back from succeeding, or you can start making new productive habits and start taking steps to make a significant difference in your future.

Put the past behind you

If now and again you have you bad, unmotivated, lazy day, realize that every day you have a clean slate and a new opportunity to make a difference in your life and put in the work to start making your life change for the better. A lot of people are guilty of not doing this, and over time the one bad day turns into a never-ending pattern. As the quote suggests, yesterday is over, so instead of spending time thinking of the things you did wrong, focus that time and energy on working on your future.


Nintendo Direct is live later today

Today at 11 pm UK time, Nintendo is holding its next major Direct event, which will last for around 40 minutes.

Focused on upcoming games

In a tweet, Nintendo announced the event, airing at 3 pm Pacific / 6 pm Eastern / 11 pm UK, and it looks like it will be "focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter." It's unknown which games will get featured during Nintendo Direct, but it's a safe bet to assume fans won't get let down.

What can we expect?

Some of the games we’re expecting to see during the event include more from Metroid Dread and the new Mario Party Superstars since both are releasing soon in October. Apart from upcoming games, rumours suggest Nintendo is ringing Game Boy and Game Boy Color games (and possibly even Nintendo 64 games) to its online subscription service.

Third Nintendo Direct of the year

Today’s event will be the third full Nintendo Direct of the year. Back in February, Nintendo revealed Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Splatoon 3, Mario Golf: Super Rush, and more. During E3, we got to see more of Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Dread got announced, and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope got revealed.