[All Platforms][Spotify for Artists] Adjust Streaming fraud policies

Recently, Spotify has engaged in a streaming fraud purge that has gotten numerous songs removed, estimates range from 760k to 1m. Numerous artists have gotten their songs taken down for being included on fraudulent playlists that use streaming farms. Here's the thing, many of these artists did not ask to be included on these playlists, or had their songs put on their due to the actions of a PR agency, or other party.

Artists will then have their song taken down, and their distributor will say that they cannot reupload with their service.

Please
1) Provide artists more advance warning so they can rectify fraud situations, as not all cases are deliberate

 

2) Develop alternative corrective actions (ie, discount fraudulent streams from royalty payments)

3) crack down harder on the actual perpetrators here, the shady playlisters. On Twitter, i have seen several cases in which an artist will have their music taken down from a shady playlist, but the playlist is still up!

Please consider
1) Manual authentication once playlists hit certain follower/listener thresholds

2) capcha's on listener accounts to stop bot farms.

3) focusing on detecting fraud accounts more so than artists using them

Updated on 2021-01-04

Hey there,

 

Thanks for writing here in the Community!

 

We’ll be closing this idea as it doesn’t follow the following Idea Exchange requirements:

  • The Idea Exchange is a place to share suggestions regarding the app as far as how it can be improved is concerned. As such, it's not the right place for the matters you addressed.
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Comments
Petravita
Visitor

Think you've hit the nail on the head with the direction this needs to take.

meakpro
Casual Listener

All the suggestions are credible and will help. but the amount of work needed by Spotify may makes this a no starter for them. A more simple 4 step process is as follows, given that Spotify is the only ones who can see the Fraudulent playlists.

1,   Inform Playlister and artist of the "Named" Playlist and the action to be taken (Leave Playlister to contest, not artist) allow playlister a 5 day grave for this process to take place.

2,  Remove the Playlist "Not the artist track"

3,  Remove streams from artists numbers, that the playlist had created

 

All the above are simple actions that any algorithm and automated programmes can handle

 

What Spotify need to understand is it has cost a lot of time , heartache, and money to create a track and to punish artists for their innocent actions to promote their music is not a fair or ethical practice. 

 

One additional way that spotify can help artists, that creates them a lot of money, is a published named list of fraudulent sites/playlists and providers to give artists and managers and A&R some chance of not falling into the fraud trap.

 

 

 

 

 

Mario
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Case Closed

Updated on 2021-01-04

Hey there,

 

Thanks for writing here in the Community!

 

We’ll be closing this idea as it doesn’t follow the following Idea Exchange requirements:

  • The Idea Exchange is a place to share suggestions regarding the app as far as how it can be improved is concerned. As such, it's not the right place for the matters you addressed.
  • One change request per Idea. If you have more than one suggestion, please make a new Idea submission for each.

 

You can always submit a new idea or multiple ones depending on how many suggestions you have.

 

More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found here.