Bangkok Post

Spotify launches music relief project to help artists


Spotify said last week it had launched a Covid-19 music relief project to raise funds for musicians as the coronaviru­s pandemic grounds life to a halt in most countries, while taking a toll on the economy. The music streaming platform, which had about 124 million paid subscriber­s, also partnered with non-profit organisati­ons such as MusiCares and Help Musicians, a UK-based charity for musicians, it said in a statement.

Spotify said apart from donating funds to those charities, it would match donations made through the music relief page for up to US$10 million (324.1 million baht). Countries across the world have been asking people to stay at home to slow the spread of the pandemic.

The company said it was also working on a separate feature, to help musicians raise funds directly from fans, either for themselves or for other artists.

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