you may have already heard about this - Spotify's changing their payment rules by 2024.Deezer first started with some similiar idea.
So the three main parts are: a treshold of streams (likely 1000) to receive royalities. For all tracks/artists that don't reach that, there will be a pool transfering to the rest of the artists. I'm not totally sure yet, but I think that's a good thing. For those under 1000, you barely earn anything and don't really care about it. Action/financial penalties against fraud activities. Minimum play-time lenght for non-music content (rain, white noise ect.). We just talked about AI content - which is a good sign against it :) but I hope Spotify is able to keep the right decisions and there's no flood of bans of real music.here's an article about it:https://www.billboard.com/pro/spotify-changing-how-pays-artists-stream-thresholds/and one video by Andrew Southgate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS7WZm38Sjc