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Spotify Original Series Encourages

Spotify, Mic and Headcount.Org Partner to Launch “Clarify,” an Original Audio and Video Series to Encourage Young People to Vote

September 13, 2016 | SOURCE: Spotify

Hosted by Comedian and New York Times Bestseller Baratunde Thurston, Series to Feature Some of Today’s Hottest Musicians Including American DJ/Producer Diplo, Rap Metal Group Prophets of Rage, and Rappers Talib Kweli, Vic Mensa and more

In advance of what is sure to be one of the most influential elections for Millennial voters, today Spotify, Mic, and HeadCount.org announced the launch of Clarify, an original audio and video weekly series that explores the intersection of music and key issues important to young people. Hosted by best-selling author and former Daily Show producer Baratunde Thurston, Clarify will be available on Spotify mobile and desktop and will feature some of today’s hottest musicians including American DJ/Producer Diplo, Prophets of Rage, Vic Mensa, Talib Kweli and more. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

“With millions of young people listening to Spotify, we wanted to use the power of our platform to inspire civic engagement,” said Kerry Steib, Spotify’s Director of Social Impact. “Through Clarify, we hope to create a meaningful and entertaining way for music fans to explore the issues and provide information that inspires them to turn out for the polls in November.”

Clarify is a breakthrough combination of dynamic conversation and news that will elevate national conversation in this campaign and encourage action come November,” said Cory Haik, chief strategy officer, Mic. “For so many young people the issues Spotify and Mic are addressing in this series are personal. Through Spotify’s interactive platform and influence amongst artists, paired with Mic’s strong voice on matters of social culture, we hope to strengthen points of view on equality and the power of thoughtful action.”

Every Tuesday leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, Spotify will release an original Clarify audio and video episode. Each episode tackles a different issue which resonates with millennials including education, immigration, healthcare, and civil rights. Along with Baratunde, subject experts and leading journalists will join the discussions. 

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