Spotify accused of creating fake artists to lower royalty payments to real artists

Mrfrosty

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And before you come back and be like hur dur it's Barely Sociable in the name, I'm not correcting you
 

Highlander_77

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Why on Earth would they assume that Spotify was doing this themselves? There's tons of companies out there that publish BS content under lots of different pseudonyms.
 

T_Dawgg

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May 6, 2001
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spotify costs a little too much imo. if my family plan ever goes to $20 a month, i'm going to be collecting payments from these leeches
pretty sure my family plan is $15/month and i have 5 people on it and it gives access to almost every single song/album created, it's well worth the money
 
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ghost.prawn

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Why on Earth would they assume that Spotify was doing this themselves? There's tons of companies out there that publish BS content under lots of different pseudonyms.

for one, because one of the main proliferator is owned by the same umbrella company and based in the same city
 

xioix

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Feb 20, 2005
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Yeah that was my question. Is a fake named person not still an artist making music and I assume getting paid. Are people not still listening to it?
I’m guessing Spotify is paying the artist maybe a flat fee, or they get a cut of the stream while boosting their songs on more playlist and radio stations or similar artist to get more of their songs played to pay other artist less
 

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