Spotify has unveiled a plan to struggle the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impression on artists and the music trade. By way of the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief venture, the streaming big will companion with varied music charities—beginning with MusiCares, PRS Basis, and Assist Musicians—to advise artists on looking for monetary aid. Spotify can even match donations to these charities (via its dedicated page) as much as $10 million, based on a press launch.
In addition to the music aid venture, Spotify plans to launch an elective function enabling artists to boost funds—for themselves or others—instantly from followers, by way of their Spotify artist pages. It gained’t take a minimize of contributions. The transfer comes days after Bandcamp helped artists earn $4.three million by waiving its charges for gross sales on the platform.
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