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Song being botted?

Casual Listener

Hi all, 

 

Ive already emailed spotify for artists but I figured id ask here too.

Im a very small artist, I usually have around 6-7 listeners at once, maybe a maximum of 15?

 

This morning I woke up and I seem to have a steady "120 people currently listening" on my newest track... the track only had like 1.4k plays, we did feature a fairly large artist in the scene but its been out for almost a week now and the plays were OK at best.

 

Im nervous someone has purchased bots for the track? The number is a steady 120 exactly, and it has fluctuated once or twice in the last 2 hours but the steady 120 makes me a little nervous that someone is botting my music an a malicious attempt? Id hate to lose the small following ive organically built.

 

I DO hope the plays are real but something here stinks...

 

Any advice? Anyone ever have a similar issue? 

 

Thank you! Sincerely,

Concerned musician! 

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Casual Listener

I'm also getting 120 listeners on my artist section.. 

Very strange.

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Casual Listener

I think we may have found a bug! 

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Newbie

Yep.., I'm seeing the same.
At first I thought "nice" 😁
But the stream numbers didn't change that quick. 

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Visitor

I'm getting the same thing, it's jumped from 120 to 144 now. Must be a bug, but was very exciting for a second. 

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Visitor

Hey concerned musician,

 

I also am a concerned musician.

Same thing has happened to me today. I was very excited but also very suspicious. I am going to contact spotify now.

 

It's probably happening to many smaller artists like us out there!

 

I'm gonna keep this chat close by to see how many more people post the same activity.

 

Thanks for posting. 

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Visitor

Same here. Steady 120 and not moving, I got really hyped for a second 😞

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Newbie

Me too.  120

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Casual Listener

It's happening to me as well

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Casual Listener
It's happening to me as well.. It went to 240 people listening, then to 220 and then back to 120 people listening now... It's been up for an hour now
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