How People Are Gaming Spotify To Make a Quick Cash And Why Is It Bad For Indie Artists


As soon as streaming services emerged to completely reshape the way of how people listen to music, people trying to out-smart the system to make some quick cash started popping out like a funghi after rain.

It's not like that this wasn't happening before. People have been trying to game Spotify for their own good since the very beginning - creating albums with only white noise (or completely silent tracks), mimicking popular song titles to take advantage of a confused listener, using botnets to inflate stream counts and way more.