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Legitimate artists’ music/earnings will not be affected by Spotify’s increased measures against artificial streaming.

RouteNote artists needn’t be concerned by Spotify policy changes which will restrict artificial streaming on the music streaming service. It is our guarantee that as Spotify and RouteNote increase their measures against artificial streaming, all non-violating artists will continue to have access to the same powerful music distribution tools from RouteNote that they know and love with no impact to their earnings.

Spotify will charge distributors and labels as a preventative measure to ensure that labels and music distributors work to prevent artificial streaming from the artists who use them. RouteNote may pass along these charges to violating artists who engage in artificial streaming. We guarantee that any charges made will not impact RouteNote users who didn’t take part in processes that violate Spotify’s policies. As always, we are dedicated to all of the legitimate artists at every level around the world and will continue to run our top notch streaming services as before.

RouteNote has always worked to protect legitimate artists with measures against artificial streaming and will continue to work with Spotify to prevent bad actors.

Protect your music from Artificial Streaming

We all want more plays on our music, but you must ensure your streams are coming naturally. Some third-party services will claim to provide a boost to your streams in exchange for compensation. However, many of these services are using illegitimate practices.

Services offering “pay for plays” type services are often offering artificial streams, which risks your music being removed from services like Spotify and a hold on your revenues.

Spotify themselves state: “If a service finds that you (or a third party hired by you or on your behalf) have boosted play counts through any automated, deceptive, fraudulent or other invalid means (digital bots, “click farms”, payment for placement on playlists, etc.), the service may permanently remove your entire catalogue.”

For more information on what artificial streaming is and how to look out for fraudulent services that offer it, read Spotify’s articles below:

Don’t let your hard work go to waste, avoid using these services to ensure your music performance is coming from real fans and new listeners. You can find loads of advice on boosting your music career online on the RouteNote Blog. Start with our article on ‘How to get plays on Spotify‘.

Late last year, Spotify confirmed a number of changes to their policies and royalty payouts. In an attempt to redirect more revenue towards legitimate artists, changes included a minimum royalty threshold, restrictions on non-musical noise content, and a crackdown on artificial streaming. Read more about Spotify’s royalty changes in our article below.