Fans that were watching the official BlizzCon on Twitch gaming stream were really hoping to see and enjoy Metallica’s virtual performance, however, something went wrong?
While fans were expecting to hear Metallica, it seems like they heard something completely different. As told by the Verge, certain viewers on a number of platform seven including Blizzard’s Twitch as well as YouTube channel were able to rock out to the band’s popular “For Whom The Bell Tolls.” For some reason, however, the official Twitch gaming channel suddenly decided to completely change the vibe just shortly after the song had begun.
Metallica For Whom The Bell Blizzcon
The online streaming platform then replaced the Metallica song into something else. An article by Gizmodo has a hard time finding the right words to describe the new song that replaced Metallica. At first, it reportedly sounded like Christmas. Then it sounded maybe angelic but not really quite. While a person over at Gizmodo suggested it to be a remix of the popular Legend of Zelda music, which could make more sense, it then begs the question, isn’t this maybe the type of music that is being played by competitors of Blizzard?
When playing the song over Shazam, the song finally came out as “Toys in Space” by Ecobel. Now, the bigger question is why on earth would Twitch do something like this? Well, this actually seems like it was maybe an issue that related to the known Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Twitch Metallica For Whom The Blizzcon
It was actually also noted by another stream regarding the complete performance along with an introduction coming from the band that the upcoming musical performance could actually be subject to copyright protection by the said applicable copyright holder. There’s a simpler explanation for this.
In other words, it could be that Blizzard had probably got the music rights for its very own channels. However, it could be that there were no rights on Twitch’s channels. This seems like quite a big hiccup on the part of Twitch, which can be imaginably trying to desperately address the said lack of rights by simply playing “Toys in Space” instead of Metallica’s actual performance. The performance can be seen on YouTube uploaded by ghecco’s twitch clips.
For those that haven’t seen the BlizzCon yet, well, the Metallica mishap on Twitch can be quite surprising. However, it’s a good reminder that Metallica was once there during the early days of video gaming at the arcade or maybe just hanging out with friends. It’s only right to listen to Metallica the right way and that is with good headphones like the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones or good speakers like the Bluetooth Beanie Hat, BCELIFE Wireless 4.0 Hands-Free Knit Music Cap with HD Stereo Speaker Headphone to commemorate the glory of Metallica.
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