Ukrainian musicians want to present political messages on streaming platforms to protest the Russian invasion

Musicians continue to be extremely vocal in their opposition to Putin’s insane invasion of Ukraine. In the case of the country’s domestic performers, they’re calling for both Spotify and Apple Music to allow them to include various forms of political messaging on the platforms.

Specifically, they want to include these messages in the artwork posted with their music. This would include the Russian version of the streaming services so Russian listeners would see and read the messages. At the moment, though, both Spotify and Apple Music have rules against posting such messages.

This is from H2D, a promoter based in Kyiv, posted this on Instagram.

Read more about this effort at CMU.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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