Tell Spotify to stop exploiting musicians during the COVID 19 outbreak

Spotify

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The COVID 19 pandemic has been devastating for musicians. Entire tours and festivals have been canceled. Artists have lost income they are depending on to feed their families, and the future is completely uncertain. Many in the music industry are trying to help. Events are moving online, and Bandcamp just announced a major fundraiser on March 20th where they'll donate their revenue share on every download and purchase.

But Spotify has done nothing. They're continuing to exploit musicians by paying next to nothing for streams, even while there are more and more people at home listening to music. This is a moment when Big Tech companies need to do their part to help.

We demand that Spotify:

  • Immediately triple the (incredibly low) amount they pay artists per stream, to put urgently needed cash into artists pockets
  • Make this change permanent, so that artists can make a living wage and not be left vulnerable or living gig to gig
  • Make a $500,000 donation to Sweet Relief's COVID 19 fund, to help support artists who are in urgent need, in part because of Spotify's exploitative pay practices.

Please sign the petition, note if you're an artist with music on Spotify, and share widely

Petition by
Evan Greer
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

To: Spotify
From: [Your Name]

We demand that Spotify: Immediately double the (incredibly low) amount they pay artists per stream, to put urgently needed cash into artists pockets , make this change permanent, so that artists can make a living wage and not be left vulnerable or living gig to gig, and make a $50,000 donation to Sweet Relief's COVID 19 fund​, to help support artists who are in urgent need, in part because of Spotify's exploitative pay practices.