People have gone to some pretty silly lengths to inflate their Spotify streaming numbers, but this is a method that’s largely flown under the radar: fake artist features. Similar to other streaming schemes and Soulja Boy’s scams of yore, which involved mislabeled LimeWi…
This was a really interesting read. It’s evident that Spotify needs to do more to flag fraudulent songs, that do not feature the mentioned artist. How they go about doing it with 100% accuracy is an entirely different issue. It’s understandably difficult.
The truth is that artists who pull these stunts eventually get exposed/found out. They lose all credibility within the music industry, and will find it difficult to sustain a career in the long-term.
Thanks for writing this Peter. It’s great the issue is given some attention. Great read.