Spotify announces ‘COVID-19 Music Relief’ to help support artists
After last Friday saw Bandcamp‘s sales multiply 15 times to amass a whopping $4.3million USD spent on the site in 24 hours, SPOTIFY is now putting its money where its mouth is as well. In an effort to support and assist artists affected by the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has announced the ‘COVID-19 Music Relief’ project which will see them not only partner with charities to support artists, but implement a string of other measures to ensure they’re doing their bit to give back.
According to Pitchfork, the streaming giant will “partner with various music charities—starting with MusiCares, PRS Foundation, and Help Musicians—to advise artists on seeking financial relief,” as well as matching donations to these charities up to $10million USD.
Further to this, for fans who are wanting to give support direct to their favourite acts, Spotify are also enabling a feature for contributions to be made via artists’ Spotify pages. The streaming service will not take a cut from these contributions either. For more information, head HERE.
Words by Emma Jones