Facebook has clarified its rules around DJ sets on their platforms – including Instagram – after it was widely reported the social media service was making it harder for DJs to stream from October 1st. In an email to DJ Mag, Facebook clarified that their terms of service will not be changing from October 1st and re-issued some guidelines they initially released in May 2020, specifically for DJs and music makers streaming on their platforms.
Facebook will soon allow streamers to charge viewers to watch their live streams. The move comes as the landscape for streaming has changed dramatically in the past weeks and months, as the world locks down and clubs and venues remain closed. Users can soon set up 'online-only' events and users can 'purchase access' in advance, and non-profits can add a donate button to their stream.