Tag: fake streams
French Montana track’s Spotify revival sparks controversy
To use the standard industry language, there’s been an almighty hoo-ha around the reappearance of a track by artist French Montana on Spotify’s US chart. ‘Writing on the Wall’ features Post Malone, Cardi B and Rvssian,...
January 6, 2020
Believe using ACRCloud to spot fake music before it’s distributed
Believe is the latest distributor to reveal how it plans to crack down on anyone attempting to upload other artists’ already-copyrighted music to digital music services through its pipeline. Believe has chosen Chinese firm...
July 16, 2019
Music industry comes together to tackle ‘stream manipulation’
Music Ally really has been trying not to go too far down the Donald Trump road of slinging the word ‘fake’ willy-nilly. That said, in the last two years we’ve ended up reporting on ‘fake artists’ (who turned out...
June 21, 2019
Hopeless Records boss claims fake streams may cost $300m a year
A Rolling Stone headline claiming that ‘fake streams could be costing artists $300 million a year’ could be seen as over-egging its story, given that the source is a single indie-label boss citing anonymous sources. Still,...
June 19, 2019