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Track monetization eligibility

In November 2023, we announced new policies to help protect and strengthen our music royalty ecosystem for emerging and professional artists.

As of April 2024, these policies are in effect for all artists.

Learn more about the new policies

Starting in April 2024, tracks must have reached a threshold of at least 1,000 streams in the previous 12 months to be included in the recorded music royalty pool calculation.

There's also a minimum number of unique listeners required for a track to become eligible to ensure users can’t game the system by streaming the track hundreds of times in order to qualify. We don't share this number publicly to prevent further manipulation by bad actors.

Our goal is to be as transparent as possible about the policy so artists can understand exactly how and when they’ll generate royalties on Spotify.

Watch our “How the Money Flows” explainer video for a refresher on how royalties on Spotify work.

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