Should I pay for my streams?

‘Real’? ‘Genuine’? We smell a catfish 🐟

RouteNote would strongly advise against using any sites promising you ‘real’ or ‘genuine’ streams on Spotify or other stores. More often than not, these streams are artificial – even if they say they’re genuine.

If artificial streams are reported to us, we may have to remove the content or take further action. RouteNote and our partners don’t consider these streams to be legitimate and the streams will more than likely be flagged up by stores as fraudulent, artificial or suspicious.

Stores can take action that may include the withholding of illegitimately-earnt royalties, the correction of streaming figures, measures to ensure the artist or song’s popularity gets accurately reflected in their charts, or in some cases the removal of the content.

We would always recommend aiming towards legitimate growth. We can provide plenty of help and advice on how to build your audience organically!

For tips on how to promote your music to a wider audience, click here.
If you’d like to add your music to RouteNote playlists, find out how you can by clicking here.
Have a look at Spotify’s audience engagement tab – to find out more, click here.

Have a watch of our video below for further information on bot streaming!

In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!

See also:
How to get people streaming your music?
Can I promote or advertise myself through my release?
How do I get my music on Spotify playlists?

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