Spotify have introduced that it is going to be pausing all political advert gross sales within the US forward of the 2020 presidential election.

A spokesperson for the streaming big has mentioned the explanation for the choice is as a result of the ads are too exhausting to “validate and assessment.”

“At this cut-off date, we don’t but have the required stage of robustness in our course of, methods and instruments to responsibly validate and assessment this content material,” Spotify mentioned in a press release to Ad Age. “We’ll reassess this resolution as we proceed to evolve our capabilities.”


The transfer impacts its ad-supported tier – which boosts 141 million customers – in addition to the streaming big’s unique and unique podcasts, a few of which embrace The Joe Budden Podcast and Amy Schumer Presents.

Bernie Sanders marketing campaign has used Spotify advertisements prior to now. CREDIT: Win McNamee/Getty Photographs

Beforehand, the Bernie Sanders marketing campaign and the RNC had each made sizable commitments to Spotify, and each had been anticipated to ramp up spending forward of the primary major votes.

Spotify will swap to the brand new coverage in early 2020. The transfer solely applies to the US, as the corporate doesn’t run political advertisements in different international locations.

In the meantime, this year’s Spotify Wrapped has arrived and includes a run down of users most listened to artists of the year – as well as of the decade.


Launched on December 5, the function shares listeners most performed songs and artists of the yr and now additionally features a breakdown of customers most listened to genres. In addition to this, the function permits listeners to see a spherical up of the areas of the music they take heed to and the way lengthy they spent listening in whole.