The sector of live performances and entertainment, especially that of musical attractions, is one of the most impacted by the confinement caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). To help artists, Spotify announces this Wednesday (22) the “COVID-19 Music Support Project”, a fundraising campaign for vulnerable groups in the music industry.
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Listed are organizations from various countries, such as the Center National de la Musique in France; the Deutsch Orchester-Stiftung, from Germany; Help Musicians, from the United Kingdom; MusiCares, from the United States; among others. The Brazilian representative is the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC), which uses collective copyright and related management by 35,000 creators in Brazil.
To donate, it's simple. Just enter the campaign page, choose the institution you want to collaborate with and follow the links, until payment via the crowdfunding platform. For every dollar sent, Spotify promises to put another one, until the sum reaches US $ 10 million.
Tool can help artists directly on the platform
Spotify also announced today that a new feature called “Artist Fundraising Pick” (or “Select Artist for Collection”, in free translation) will help artists, bands and entire teams. Users will be able to list participants and send their donations through popular payment systems, such as Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal. In fact, the Cash App will add US $ 100 for each donation.
To use the novelty, simply access the home of the selected artists and click on the banner dedicated to the initiative. For now, there are only a few names available, and only in the United States and the United Kingdom, such as Tyrese Pope, Boy Scouts, Marshmello, Benjamin Ingrosso, among others. The company says it needed to speed up work, to launch the tool as soon as possible, and that it can become an important feature to bring fans together in fundraising.
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There is still no forecast for this update in Brazil.
To help artists, the music streaming platform announces on Wednesday (22) the “COVID-19 Music Support Project”, a fundraising campaign for vulnerable groups in the music industry