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Spotify has pledged up to $10m (£8.4m) to help musicians hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

The streaming giant will also match each donation made by the public through its COVID-19 Music Relief page, up to a combined total of $10m (£8.4m).

The global music community needs us all. Help us to uplift organizations that offer relief: https://spoti.fi/MusicRelief #SpotifyMusicRelief

The company says it is launching a tool that will allow artists to link out of the app to alternative donation pages. Some of the service’s creator tool features will now also be free.

It is not the only company making moves to support those in the creative industries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS For Music) has launched an emergency relief fund in partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation.

Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to those who have been a member for at least two years and earned more than £500 in the past two years.

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