The recent updates in Spotify royalty payments and the crackdown on artificial streaming have been implemented as of April 1, 2024. We understand that these changes may have a significant impact on some artists.

In regards to artificial streaming, Spotify will penalize distributors like Globex Music for each track that is detected to have been artificially streamed.
We are actively working on detecting, preventing, and removing any traces of artificial streaming, and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards offenders.
Our team is currently reviewing the entire music catalog provided, and tracks showing signs of blatant artificial streaming will be removed in the next two weeks.
Any fines imposed by Spotify will be deducted from the artist’s royalties, and affected releases will be removed from DSP. Further details will be provided once we receive additional reports from Spotify.

It is important to note that only a small number of bad artists will be affected, and the majority will remain unaffected.

We have updated our quality control process to avoid distributing music from user accounts with a high risk of fraudulent streaming.
This includes accounts featuring general instrumental releases with no artist profile or internet presence, organizations uploading releases under different artist names, releases created using AI, or mimicking other artists using AI, as well as mass uploading of similar content under various accounts and artist names with the same release dates. We reserve the right to block accounts that continue to upload such content.

To avoid falling into artificial streaming schemes, artists can refer to Spotify’s tips provided in the “Playbook”.

As of April 1, 2024, tracks on Spotify must accumulate at least 1000 streams in the previous 12 months to earn royalties. Artists who repeatedly stream their music to meet the 1000 stream minimum will not be eligible for payment, but may face penalties for artificial streaming. More information can be found by clicking the provided link.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues, particularly regarding artificial streaming, and advise against using paid third-party playlist providers who guarantee streaming.

This policy will continue to evolve, and we may introduce further updates as new commercial terms from Spotify and other services are clarified.