Avoiding Spotify Playlist Scams
So, you’re thinking about signing up for the services of that sketchy looking Spotify playlist ad, huh? It can’t be that sketchy? You’re just being over-cautious? It will probably get you some kind of boost for the money?
Did you have a brain wave like this…?
“£5! £5 a month and they’ll put me next to Gaga! I have waited for this moment my whole life, finally! Oh my god, she will probably hear it… She’ll love it, We’ll do a colab, We’ll have dinner, I’ll be her bestie… ME AND GAGA!!!!”
Then we are sorry to be the ones who break the Gaga bestie fantasy, but you’ve probably just encountered a Spotify playlist scam.
Unfortunately, most Spotify scams are not quite as obvious as offering you a pizza night with a superstar. In fact, most of these scams can sound legitimate, even naming the Spotify curated playlists they guarantee listing on, reviews from happy clients and recent success stories.
One important thing to bear in mind when you consider deals like these; if they look too good to be true, they probably are! Most of the information you encounter here is just a trick to get you to part with your cash.
On the surface, it seems like it would be great if these services really did exist! Especially if you could pay £50 to get yourself on the top Spotify playlist.
In reality, if you could pay a small fee to guarantee placement on Spotify’s most popular playlist… Then every new artist would do it! In doing so, it would become over-subscribed and recreate the fight to be heard that you are already in!
The reality is, these companies can’t hack into curated Spotify playlists and slot your music in there for you. Spotify selects the music that is listed in their top playlists. Your music can end up in these playlists, so long as you follow the right distribution strategies, and pitch your music to Spotify correctly.
There is no way to jump the line and be the next international success for a one-time fee. Instead, selecting the right distribution platform can boost your success chances.
Here at Identity Music, we work closely with our artists and handle all aspects of distribution for them. By using our partnerships with over 40 digital distribution platforms, our list of contacts and playlist pitching support, we are able to ensure that you have the best chance of being featured in those popular playlists, without upfront fees! Additionally, we do offer playlist listing services as part of our music promotion service. Unlike these playlist scams, we use a network of contacts to get you listed on relevant playlists with your target audience, not shoved in a “This is Lady Gaga”.
Whether you are looking to increase your streams, reach new audiences or get featured on playlists, the best thing you can do is focus on finding the best music distribution support. So, if you grow your music the right way you may well see yourself featured next to Gaga someday! But, we aren’t promising you that pizza night…
Are you looking to get your music out there? With Identity Music you can get your music all over the globe in order to gain the maximum exposure. By using our distribution and music promotion services, you’ll be able to take control while watching your music reach new heights.
Top tips to keep you safe:
- Just because the price tag is bigger, doesn’t mean the service is any more real… It just means you will regret it more!
- Speak with someone from their team, if you can’t contact anyone, then that is sketchy!
- Check out their reviews on social media and google reviews… “They don’t have social media”, we hear you say? Even more sketchy!
- Don’t fall for pressure selling tools such as limited offer countdowns and “24 people are looking at this right now” pop ups.
- There is a big difference between popular playlists, and Spotify curated playlists. Moreover, only Spotify can list you in their curated lists.
Check out our recent article on common industry scams, so that you know what to look out for!
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