Last May, when Spotify was launched Repetition—Our global initiative and one-stop destination to celebrate black art, entertainment, creativity, culture, and community both on and off the stage — we’ve done so with a mission to create a space that represents the broad spectrum of black art. Since then, listeners have tuned the frequencies of music playlists like double effect And house party and learned from I heard you Podcast playlist.
We are committed to celebrating and elevating black culture, Creativity and community throughout the year, with a special focus on February in honor of Black History Month. This year, we want to celebrate the multidimensionality of black listeners, artists and creators, already including the breadth of black creativity – so we created a space to bring that to life.
Programs and Opportunities IRL
an introduction: Frequency offers free studio. We are building on Spotify’s existing investment in black artists and creators by opening a short-term creator studio to host a number of Diverse Artists and creators. The space will consist of recording studios, video backdrops, green screen areas, blank panels, and more. It will provide a physical space to foster creativity in emerging artists whose work influences mainstream culture. We will release more details, including KEaters, soon. In the meantime, check out the file Frequency axis on Spotify for newly updated playlists.
In addition to Free Studio, we also continue our commitments from previous years. In the spring of 2021, we reconfirm Our commitment to fighting racial inequality with a focus on organizations dedicated to inspiring, connecting and uplifting the next generation of black voices and creators. Two of these partners are the 4A Foundation and UNCF (United Negro College Fund). Our new scholarships With each organization helping young black innovators at different stages of their artistic journeys access education and employment opportunities.
Listen – and join – the cultural conversations
We also ensure that listeners can find specific Black History Month content on the platform. looking for New podcast episodes and specials From the following offers:
- Today we announce Cancellation X, sponsored by Vic MensaAnd Indigo Matthew, And Richie Reseda. This conversation is not just about getting rid of the police and prisons. It’s about replacing revenge-based thinking in every part of our lives. In each episode, prisoners, artists, and organizers address how abolitionism intersects with different parts of black culture. Tune in when it launches on February 15th and enjoy the trailer below.
- new season No skating with Jinx and Shea Debuting on February 3rd with a new episode on Madlib’s Madeline.
- The original Spotify podcast Doping Labs This month she will be hosting special episodes of the Winter Olympics and HBCUs featuring Spotify’s Xavier “X” Jernigan.
- CoLab is a Spotify series of events for artists where industry experts and fellow artists provide their perspectives on topics affecting artists working today. A product from CoLab, Company lab sessions It is a podcast that takes the conversations off the chain of events and breaks them down into fast-paced episodes complete with top-notch tips and advice from various guests. Frequency of our ambassadors (Monique BlakeAnd Archie DavisAnd Eve Fairly Chicoi, And Tommy Brown) They participated last year and their podcast episodes will be released on Friday, February 11th.
Spotify Greenroom It is also a fresh, entertaining, and educational resource for listeners looking to listen and learn this Black History Month.
View Spotify Original Greenroom Grape Live hosted by ashley acona And Donovan Thomson. It is dedicated to leading the conversation about black culture, the black perspective, and current events. This month, Ashley and Donovan will be dedicated Grape LiveEpisodes from different aspects of the Black Experience and Black History with episodes focused on:
- “Eliminating HIV Stigma in the Black Community” – February 3
- “Black Fashion: In Memory of André Leon Talley” – February 10
- “The Murder of Lauren Smith Fields” – February 17
- “Being Young, Talented, and Black – A Celebration of Us” – February 24
Set it on Thursdays at 8PM ET / 5PM PT.
Additionally, check out some other black noises on Spotify Greenroom, including:
- The most necessary to live – Sponsored by Brian “B Dot” Miller Tuesday at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
- money moving – Sponsored by Lauren Simmons – Wednesday at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PT
Finally, Spotify Canada will highlight black artists in underrepresented spaces by featuring creators like Julian TaylorAnd Fifi DobsonAnd kaytranada, And WondaGurl On the cover of various playlists across a variety of genres.
This Black History Month, learn from new podcasts like Cancellation X. Get a sneak peak with the trailer below.