This is the step forward that is needed and will hopefully give Spotify a kick in the ass to tweak their own system if they feel strong competition. Currently the system favours the bigger artists, and I can understand why that is the case, but more needs to be done to help the very hard working up & coming artists.
I have a feeling that the tide is slowly turning and artists will have their day again.
Most of the singer, songwriters, musicians I’ve been chatting to, over the past 14 months especially, are feeling abandoned by the industry and our government. Every little ray of hope at the minute can only be a positive thing.