Spotify’s Official Policy Update on Royalty Payouts, Artificial Streams, and Functional Noise

Spotify has officially declared its forthcoming policy shifts in royalty payouts, confirming the anticipated elimination of payments for songs garnering fewer than 1,000 annual streams. Set to take effect in early 2024, this change aims to revamp its royalty system. The alteration also includes measures against fraudulent streams and addressing the issue of ‘functional noise’ content.