Spotify, the world’s leading audio streaming platform unveils its latest Pride initiative – Claim your Space. It includes the launch of Spotify’s Pride Hub, an all year long dedicated hub that features and promotes LGBTQIA+ artists, podcasters, and themed playlists from around the world. These LGBTQIA+ creators, cultural figures, and activists continue to blaze the trail for a more vibrant and inclusive society by inspiring the community and showcasing who they authentically are on the Spotify platform.
In the Philippines, listeners can search for “Pride” on Spotify to discover tunes from artists like Paul Pablo and buzz from podcasters like AC Soriano, and so much more – all celebrating and discussing the importance of diversity in the Philippines. Bahaghari is also Philippine’s dedicated Pride playlist in the Hub, featuring top tracks from international and local LGBTQIA+ artists and allies that are well loved by Filipinos, including tunes like Bangin, R.Y.F., Fix Me, and This Love Isn’t Crazy. Local pride-inspired podcasts like Gabi ng Bading, Huwag ‘tong Makakalabas, and Becky Nights, are also available on Pride Hub.
“It takes incredible courage and determination to be your authentic self, and I’m thankful for the various communities and platforms, like Spotify, that are safe and inclusive, giving an opportunity for us to thrive, as well as empower us to inspire others. With the hopes of creating a more vibrant and empathetic society, I hope my work and voice continues to shape the culture for the LGTBQ+ Community in the Philippines. ” says Mark Bautista, where his track “I Need You” is featured in Spotify’s Bahaghari playlist.
“We’ve actually been celebrating PRIDE in the community over the last few years, and it’s always been exciting to be part of that! This year, “Claim Your Space” is our commitment to celebrating diversity and voices from all walks of life, with the desire to create a permanent space for queer representation both on and off the Spotify platform. By sharing these captivating works reflecting creativity and courage, Spotify hopes to empower LGBTQIA+ listeners to safely and confidently claim space in the ways that they can—whether within a cultural tradition, a community, a dance floor, on Spotify itself—and create opportunities for affirmation, inspiration, and reflection.” says Kossy Ng, Head of Music for Southeast Asia.
Throughout the month of June, the Pride Hub even offers exclusive Spotify video content from global artists including Kehlani, Hayley Kiyoko, Hope Tala, Claud, Urias, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Princess Nokia, Leland, and Kaydence all month long.