Spotify Offers ‘Play Your Part’ Civic Engagement Toolkit For Musicians
Spotify has shared a ‘Play Your Part’ toolkit to help musicians and other creators use their influence and platforms to get involved in the communities and encourage others to vote in the U.S. elections this fall.
“No one knows the value of being heard as well as an artist does,” writes Spotify. “Every time a listener streams one of your songs they’re choosing you and what you’ve created. To be heard is to be acknowledged. To be heard is to have power.”
The toolkit offers resources to help artists answer state-specific questions like “When’s the deadline for voter registration?,” “How do I vote by mail?” and more. The toolkit also equips artists to talk about civic engagement with fans and offers examples of effective calls to action and PSAs.
“I like to remind fans that they should immediately break up with their partners who do not register to vote,” says singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sadie Dupuis aka Sad13. “Nothing is as romantic as an “I Voted” sticker.”
“It’s important [for us] to encourage our fanbase to register to vote because more than a third of eligible voters are under the age of 40,“ says indie rock trio Sunflower Bean. “We will be using our platform to remind people to register to vote, check their registration status, and have a voting plan in place.”