You have probably listened to playlist scammers with fake plays and deeply complicated scams that take money away from justifiable creators, or got scammed yourself? So here are the ten easy ways how to find a fake Spotify playlist so you don’t waste your time, your money, or lose your chances to be found on this powerful platform of 182 million paid users around the world.
Getting Fraud won’t, in any way, play a positive role in your music profession. It will most probably make you doubt your win as an artist and create your creator drag somewhat bitter than sweet. It will also disturb your stats, and if Spotify finds out, you won’t be added to any official playlist, and you may be distant from those you’ve already been added on.
What’s more, foul plays and viewers will mean no real traffic coming to your Profile, purchasing your merch, or seeing your journey on social media; simply because they don’t exist. You may waste both money and time that can be used for doing something else, such as making and creating songs…
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So, Here are the key factors you can keep in mind not to waste your time and identify frauds
1. The number of saves and users in comparison to the plays
When viewers like a song, they tend to play it on repeat. And then probably some more and more. As an effect, the number of the song’s plays will always be more than the number of the playlist’s users. The opposite practically can not be done.
But, receiving a considerable number of plays with a deficient number of saves and users is challenging. When you come across a playlist like this, move gently to another one.
2. Users of the Artist account
If you find a Spotify playlist artist, check into their Profile and find Skeptical users with seemingly weird names and no profile pictures, you should be careful…Double careful if the Profile shows no users at all.
These are red symbols and should give you enough idea to stay away from both the artist and the playlist, too.
3. Name and playlist information –
The name and information are essential to a playlist and shall give you a precise idea of whether it’s the particular place for your songs to be.
If you find a playlist with a rather strange name, unrelated to the Niche or the mood it aims, and, additionally, with no or anonymous description, a high level of doubt should occur in your mind…
4. No official social portal or website
See an artist’s name and email address in the playlist description box. Great, let’s look this up!
If searching for the artist and their contact info on Google, no Instagram, website, or any other official details are found, it’s not a good sign, indicating the activity of an anonymous character.
5. Mixed Niche and taste
Heavy metal bands, mixed with some raw rap songs, seasoned with weird artists. That doesn’t quite sound like the song mixture.
If the playlist presents a great diversity of niches that seem insignificant, don’t get to use it. Such a playlist, even if not a fake one, won’t add any value to your achievements and won’t help you find your target users.
6. Artwork cover and the Profile’s images
Visual design plays a vital role in the music industry. In the case of song playlists, the artwork should pay attention to the specific genre, highlight its character, or feature some of the artists provided.
If you find a playlist with a casual, not particular, and “unattractive artwork cover, leave it be and research for more variety of playlists. This rule also applies when the same body is used for the Profile’s picture and all of the playlists created by that user. Diverse playlists should have various art covers!
7. Number of users on all the Profile’s playlists
It takes a lot of hard work and time for the artist to get many playlist users, even more so if they use multiple playlists.
It isn’t particular if you find an artist with a tremendous fan base in all their playlists, with the same numbers. Better to stay away and look for another artist.
8. Artist offers a paid offer.
The following two headlines state factors to check for when already in contact with an artist. Paid playlist offer is one of them. If an artist directly provides you with a paid list and even shares detailed pricing with full detailing, it’s a big no-no.
Not only that such an artist may provide artificial plays but paying to be featured in a playlist is fraud and against Spotify’s community guidelines. Remember that if Spotify finds a play fraud, your music or an entire album may be distant from the portal. It’d be better not to do this fraud…
9. An artist claims to have a massive network of managers managing playlists.
Some artists may try to allure you by saying they have a massive network of managers managing their playlists. All you have to do is pay, and your content will be extensively advertised. A good deal, isn’t it?
But, the probability of such a network having a different internal mailing list and using famous advertising tools is relatively low. There is much evidence that what you pay for is some other plays that might be bogus. Artists are here to highlight your music in their playlists, and music advertising is casually not part of their role. We should stay away from those that provide this type of service.
10. Carefully see out: the playlist CAN be found in the ‘Discovered On’ on the artist’s Profile.
We’ve read in several reports stating that a bogus playlist won’t display on the creator’s ‘Discovered On’ feature. Although this is not true, we have seen various situations where bogus playlists are displayed.
As per Reports, the bogus playlist operates on premium followers, and the artist will run bots to create the plays. Hence, you will find it on your ‘Discovered On’ unless or until Spotify tells it. For this reason, we believe the ‘Discovered On’ section is not an excellent element to depend on.