How to use your Spotify artist profile to support Ukraine

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Spotify has stepped up to make it easy for artists to help Ukraine, using the Artist Fundraising Pick on your music profile.

The war in Ukraine has shocked the world into action. Major companies have sought ways to sanction Russia and help Ukrainian refugees, whilst allowing their users to easily show their support. Now Spotify, too, has suggested ways that artists can help Ukraine.

Spotify artists can use the Artist Fundraising Pick feature in Spotify for Artists to raise aid money for Ukraine. The Artist Fundraising Pick can be used as an extra source of income for artists, but is also an easy way for your fans to support a charity of your choice.

The fundraising site GoFundMe has pulled together verified charities in a Ukraine Hub. All artists have to do is select a fundraising destination to sit at the top of their Spotify profile, so that listeners can easily donate. Spotify won’t take a cut of the donations.

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How is Spotify showing support to Ukraine?

As the world reacts to the atrocities, Spotify has introduced its own sanctions against Russia. Sputnik and RT content has been removed from Spotify in the EU and other regions.

Meanwhile, the Russian Spotify office has been permanently closed. Spotify also said: “Additional steps that the company has taken include providing individual support to our employees in the region as well as our global community of Ukrainian employees… We are deeply concerned about the war in Ukraine and hope that peace will be restored to the region and its people.”

Spotify suggested artists could change their profile images to show support for Ukraine. The company is also aiming to tackle disinformation by putting out a guide to provide trusted news to users, and said it would match employees’ charitable donations two-to-one.

The music streaming platform joins other companies condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine. Netflix has dropped its Russian service. TikTok meanwhile has announced Russian users cannot post videos or see videos from other regions.

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