I am building an app that will easily help connect Spotify playlist curators with artists who are trying to promote their music. As part of this, i would like my app to display names and business email/submission email of the curators so that they can independently be contacted by the artists to pitch their track. On my platform Payola (Taking money in return for playlist placements) is strictly prohibited and curators who request payment for playlist placements are not allowed on our platform.

Is displaying the curator email ID a violation of any law? In many cases, the email ID is already in the description of the Spotify playlist.

Do you see any other long term violation of any terms of conditions that my app is liable for?

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    How exactly are you "connecting Spotify playlist curators with artists"? By some automated means of retrieving user data from Spotify? Or from the individuals who sign up/use your App and share their data? Apr 18, 2022 at 1:59
  • By automated means through Spotify's API. My app would display a list of available curators and display that playlist's metadata (Number of tracks, number of likes etc) along with the curators email ID. This will allow the artists pitching their track to email the curator directly via email. Am I legally allowed to post these email IDs on a public website? Their email IDs are in most cases already available on their Spotify description. In other cases, i would get their email by checking their Instagram profile (Which usually has their email listed).
    – pmallepu
    Apr 18, 2022 at 2:42
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    Are you adhering to Spotify's TOS for your use of their API? I.e., no automated scraping, user privacy, etc? spotify.com/us/legal/end-user-agreement Apr 18, 2022 at 2:55
  • Yes I am adhering to them. The data I am displaying is being sourced from other sources like Instagram. I was unable to find anything that mentions displaying the information available on Spotify, on my platform. Not sure if that violates user privacy
    – pmallepu
    Apr 18, 2022 at 4:32
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    How do you make sure that you do not harvest personal information, which is under protection by privacy laws? also, what incentive does your platform offer to playlist-makers if they can't get payment from musicians?
    – Trish
    Apr 18, 2022 at 11:01


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