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Spotify and Max Martin launch diversity-focused The Equalizer Project

Spotify is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry.

The streaming service is working with partners the Swedish Music Publishers’ Association and songwriter Max Martin’s MXM Publishing on the project, which will hold its first seminar tonight in Stockholm.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will join Martin at the event, with the company saying it was partly prompted by the realisation that of the 226 songwriters contributing to Spotify’s top 50 tracks of 2016, only 13.7% were women.