Spotify won’t say where its ‘fake artists’ come from


They have no Facebook page, no SoundCloud account, no music on iTunes — so why do several unknown artists have such high numbers on Spotify? According to Music Business Worldwide, several artists on some of Spotify’s in-house playlists are mysteriously absent from the rest of the internet — Googling their names turns up next to nothing other than Spotify, despite them having a high number of streams. MBW contends that these are tracks created by “fake artists,” a.k.a. artists working under pseudonyms, and that Spotify pays a flat fee for the tracks while holding the master copyright. The MBW story…

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