Spotify launches a new hub dedicated to highlighting social causes in music

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Spotify has launched Amplify, a new online hub that will serve to highlight and bring attention to various communities throughout the year. Different causes Amplify plans to focus on include mental health, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and gender equality.

For its debut, Amplify is focusing on women to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. The hub is divided into several sections with titles like “Icons & influencers,” “Movements on the rise,” and “Her story,” all of which have themed playlists underneath with music and podcasts. There will also be a similar initiative on Spotify’s Latin hub, which will feature exclusive content, like a video interview with Demi Lovato focusing on the topic of gender equality.

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