A while ago an article about a website promising a free money scheme popped into my inbox.
The point of the scheme was to get an AI to make an album with royalty-free samples that you could upload to Spotify in your name.
The website pointed out that you may distribute your album to Spotify and play it in the background 24/7 to collect streaming payments.
Sounds great, right?
Questionable makes use of Spotify like this take away from the already small pool of money available to artists that distribute their music on Spotify.
Now, using an AI to write an album for you with royalty-free samples so you’ll be able to distribute it and personally stream it to earn money is definitely a grey area—and it’s pretty silly.
But similar schemes that promise to improve your stream counts on Spotify are much more dangerous—and they hurt developing artists more than you might think.
To keep your tracks safe on Spotify and other streaming websites, here’s how you can protect yourself from fake streams.