So I listen to a specific genre of music (grime) so my release radar contains almost exclusively brand new grime releases. This is nice as I get to listen to new artists, or discover new releases that I might have missed otherwise.
However, I also get a lot of fake songs where the Artist is listed as someone famous, or featuring someone famous, but it's actually someone with below 1000 (in some cases below 100) listens.
Examples of these would include artists such as Headie One, Fredo, AJ Tracy, SL, Digga D and many more. I used to get one of these songs maybe every other week. However it has significantly increased and it is consistent. On my latest release radar I had three of these songs...
They are pretending to be another artist, using their name and brand and in doing so gain more listens and pop up on more people's spotify. This has to stop.
Look at this (from my recent weekly - two songs from the same fake artist "CGM Digga D" (CGM is the music group ACTUAL Digga D is in) and have 'pt.2' and 'pt.3' to real songs of Digga D. I mean it's a complete joke, fake and absolutely ripping off the artist himself.
And some of these are just a re-record of the original song in someone's toilet (by the sounds of it).
This is flooding my release radar more and more, and I really do not feel like pressing the "Hide this song", doesn't matter if I choose artist or song, is doing anything at all in stopping these artists and this malicious practice overall.
Make Release Radar Great Again,
Thanks for your reports on this.
They help us a lot in the investigation into what may be causing this.
In order to keep all relevant information in one place we'll be closing this particular thread for future comments. Please instead post in this thread here.
The more examples we can gather, the quicker we can resolve this.
We'll be keeping an eye out for your replies over in the other thread!