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Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

March 25, 2020
Supporting the global music community in an unprecedented crisis.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has engaged partners across the industry to discuss how we can support artists and the creative community who have been deeply impacted by the effects of the virus. Though streaming continues to play a key role in connecting creators with their fans, numerous other sources of revenue have been interrupted or stopped altogether by this crisis.

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

This year we launched the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, which recommended verified organizations that offer financial relief to those in the music community most in need around the world.

Spotify partnered with 20 such organizations across the globe:

Spotify has made a donation to these organizations — and matched donations made via our since deprecated page dollar for dollar — to a collective total of $10 million.

If you’re a music industry professional in need, we encourage you to visit our partners’ sites for information on applying for relief.

Artist Fundraising Pick

We have also launched a new Spotify for Artists feature: the Artist Fundraising Pick. Just like artists can select any piece of music to highlight on their profile as an Artist’s Pick, they can now highlight a fundraising destination (in addition to their Artist’s Pick).

First and foremost, this feature enables artists who are interested in raising money to support themselves, their bands, or their crews, to get the word out to their fans on their Spotify artist profiles. We have a strong group of initial fundraising partners: Artists can choose to add a link to Cash App, GoFundMe, and PayPal.me.

We’ve also created the option for artists to fundraise for an initiative connected to helping those most impacted in the music industry. Artists can select any of the aforementioned verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

For all the information on this feature, see here.

Programs from Spotify Creator Tools

For those continuing to create at home, cloud-based audio recording platform Soundtrap will offer extended free trials for educators, and Anchor will waive fees on its Listener Support feature.

Combatting the impact of this pandemic on the music industry will take a massive global effort, and we are working quickly to assemble and optimize these new resources. We will share additional details and updates as soon as we have them. To learn more about Spotify’s broader efforts to address COVID-19, on-platform and off, please visit For the Record.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on Dec. 17 to include the names of our 20 partner organizations and to indicate that the project has reached its $10M matching commitment.

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March 25, 2020
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