Don’t Put Your Music At Risk

As your trusted partner, we wanted to take a moment to warn you about some deceptive advertisements we’ve recently seen for illegitimate music promotion services.

Third parties that promise playlist placements or a specific number of streams in exchange for compensation are likely using illegitimate practices without your knowledge. These services can threaten your hard work, resulting in the potential withholding of streams or royalties, or even complete removal of your catalog from streaming services.

Our streaming partners work diligently to ensure streams are legitimate, meaning they reflect genuine user listening intent. If a service finds that you (or a third party hired by you or on your behalf) have boosted play counts through any automated, deceptive, fraudulent or other invalid means (digital bots, “click farms”, payment for placement on playlists, etc.), the service may permanently remove your entire catalog.

With our investigation, we’ve tracked down how these scam playlist sites are performing this activity. These promising placements that are bots are coming from a site called AIOSTREAM; which is a bot application. Sure, it may seem that your track or playlist are getting traction, but the reality is, they are taking your money to boost their own playlist, along with your music. Don’t be the artist being scammed and playing to a crowd of zero, losing money and the possibility of your songs being removed. Pitch your music directly to your Spotify For Artist account, and then let Jamvana help gain a real placement on Spotify.

To sign up to Spotify for Artists and get access to your catalog, you’ll need a Spotify account and your work email address. If you’re the first person from your organization to request access, you’ll need the URIs of at least 3 tracks that you’ve previously delivered to Spotify. If your organization has already been set up with us, we encourage you to get in touch with your team admin. If you don’t know who that is, you can submit a request to Creator Support.

 Head to artists.spotify.com/claim to get started.

If you’re in the market for a music promotion service, make sure to do your research before you hire them. 



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