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“Weird Al” Yankovic Disses Spotify Payouts in Year-End Wrapped Video

It’s that time of year for Spotify Wrapped, the annual breakdown of what fans have listened to on the streaming platform over the past 12 months. For the music streaming platform's 2023 edition, artists recorded thank you videos for fans who streamed their music the most. One of those artists was "Weird Al" Yankovic. As posted online by his fans, Yankovic had a very special message for his listeners – and for Spotify.

“It’s my understanding that I had over 80 million streams on Spotify this year,” Yankovic said in his video. “So, if I’m doing the math right that means I earned… $12.”

Yankovic went on to say that the amount was “enough to get [himself] a nice sandwich at a restaurant.” He then thanked his fans for the support, and for the sandwich.

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Yankovic’s video arrives roughly one week after Spotify announced a new policy on royalty payments, which will eliminate payouts for songs with fewer than 1,000 annual streams starting early next year. The platform has already received countless criticism for its low payments years before announcing the new compensation structure.

In other "Weird Al" news, the kooky musical comedian recently made his Broadway debut as the role of a guest producer in Gutenberg: the new musical starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells. He also put out his movie Weird: the Al Yankovic Story last year. The soundtrack for the film has earned him his 17th Grammy nomination and 8 Emmy nominations.

See the diss made by "Weird Al" Yankovic below.

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Article Image: "Weird Al" Yankovic talks at a podium during his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony in 2018. (Featureflash via DepositPhotos.)

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