Streaming giant Spotify has launched the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project to boost the efforts of organisations that focus on helping those most in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spotify is making a donation to these organisations and will match individual donations dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million.
‘Music helps to uplift us’
Announcing the initiative on 25 March 2020, the company said:
‘At times of great challenge, music helps to uplift us. But right now, thousands of creative professionals in the music industry need our help.
‘While streaming still gives artists a way to connect with their fans, so many other sources of revenue have been put on hold by this crisis. To play our part, we’re working with a growing list of organisations offering financial relief to creators around the world to find ways to support our community.’
The first three organisations announced as beneficiaries of the Music Relief project, with links to their fundraising pages, are:
Further partners will be announced in due course.
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