How Spotify Is Addressing COVID-19, On-Platform and Off
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been identifying ways that Spotify can help make an impact around the world. Spotify has always been focused on creating connections between artists and their fans, using music and podcasts to help break down barriers and build stronger communities. That community of support has never been more important.
We have several COVID-19 efforts already underway, and today we’re announcing a new initiative to support members of the music community with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project. Via our website, Spotify will recommend verified organizations that offer financial relief to those in the music community most in need. Spotify will match dollar-for-dollar public donations, up to a total Spotify contribution of $10 million.
In addition, we’ve made contributions to public health organizations and donated ad inventory and platform space to share news and health information with our users. We’ve also created a dedicated COVID-19 hub providing our listeners with a go-to place for news and information. And importantly, all the while we’re continuing to support the health, safety and livelihoods of our employees. Check out the below graphic for more information—and know that our support will continue to evolve.
For more on the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, check out the Spotify for Artists blog.
Update as of 4/24/20: The Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief project’s current partners include: MusiCares, PRS Foundation, Help Musicians, Unison Benevolent Fund, and Music Help Alliance. See the rest of our global partners here: https://covid19musicrelief.byspotify.com/
Update as of 8/7/2020: Spotify has made a donation to these organizations and matched donations made via this page dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million. While the project has reached its $10M matching commitment, continued contributions can be made by visiting the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project page.