Tag: fake music

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‘Fan-made’ Taylor Swift tracks pulled down from Spotify

After a few months of quiet, there’s another ‘fake music’ farrago in the air. The Fader reported that “dozens” of Taylor Swift bootlegs had been uploaded to Spotify as individual ‘podcast’ files. “many of...
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Fake music uploads can generate tens of thousands in royalties

In the last year, Music Ally has reported on some of the examples of ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services and download stores. That’s when scammers take rare/bootleg tracks from famous artists and upload them (via a...
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Distributor DistroKid steps up its fight against fake uploaders

After a spate of old and/or leaked songs from famous artists making their way onto streaming services without their permission, distributors are taking action. DistroKid has just revealed a partnership with audio-fingerprinting...
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The mystery of Lil Kambo and his streaming hit ‘Kid Carti’

As much as we’d like to resist the buzzphrase, it does seem like ‘fake artists’ is going to be one of the important topics this year in the music-streaming world. Pitchfork reports on the latest controversy surrounding...
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CD Baby will use Audible Magic to spot infringing music

A number of prominent artists have suffered from ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services recently, including Beyoncé, Rihanna and SZA. Attention has focused on how these artists’ old recordings were uploaded to DSPs as...
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Report 420: #2019Goals. The music industry’s key challenges this year… and how we can tackle them

Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2019. We’re taking a look at some of the key challenges that lie ahead for our industry this year – and how they might be tackled. From diversity to startups via fake music...