Twitch Lines Up Deal To Stream The Ultra Electronic Music Festival

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Credit: Jim Urquhart, Reuters Credit: Jim Urquhart, Reuters

Live-streaming service Twitch continues to explore the opportunities available in the music scene, today announcing that it is partnering with the Ultra Music Festival to stream three days of electronic dance music to those who can’t be there in person.

It’s a big step for Twitch, as the festival is known for bringing several hundred thousand people to Miami during the city’s music week each year. While you’re not going to get the body-shaking bass of the real thing (unless you have a killer sound system), watching via the stream will save you the $299+ price of entry to the festival.

The move follows a big push by Twitch to get EDM artists on the service as streamers playing video games with their fans and for their music libraries. Electronic dance music shares much of its history with the iconic music in retro games from the…

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