Spotify’s “Fake Artist” Issue and Other Problems at Scale — Music Tech Solutions

Spotify just can’t seem to catch a break in the artist community. A story broke on Vulture evidently based on a Music Business Worldwide post alleging (and I’m paraphrasing) that (1) Spotify commissions artists to cover hits of the day and (2) there’s a lot of sketchy material on Spotify that trades on confusing misspellings, “tributes” and other ways of tricking users into listening to at least 30 seconds of a recording.  Which means that Spotify isn’t that different than the rest of the Internet.

Spotify of course has issued a denial that I find to be Nixonian in its parsing….

via Spotify’s “Fake Artist” Issue and Other Problems at Scale — Music Tech Solutions

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