Quarantined DJs heading to Twitch after Instagram’s live set crackdown

Quarantined DJs are migrating to the Amazon service Twitch after Instagram has cracked down on live sets.

Instagram permits users to play short music clips but prohibits full songs, as that violates its terms with music publishers and labels. Instagram has been policing, and cutting short, the DJ sets.

The move sparked Questlove to post on Instagram: “These are unprecedented times. The entire world is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. DJs are heroes. They are providing essential services and calm . . . I’m begging y’all to lift these music restrictions for now.” He encouraged followers to find him on “YouTube & FB & Twitch,” where he’s also been streaming, if he’s tossed from Instagram.

Swizz Beatz warned during one of his popular “Verzuz” battle shows, “No longer than 90 secs please.”

An Instagram insider said: “Our goal is definitely not to cut off anyone . . . We’ve been inspired by how it’s brought people to the platform and we’re hoping people stay to continue to use the platform and respect the terms of our agreement with the rights holders.”

Other DJs exploring, or moving, to rival platforms include DJ Omega and Marjorie “Mad Marj” Gubelmann — as well as DJ Kiss, after her fellow-DJ hubby, M.O.S., moved his “Club Insomnia” sets.

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