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Update on Spotify:
Artificial Streaming Warning & Analytics Changes

As a trusted partner of Spotify, we to warn you about some deceptive advertisements we’ve recently seen for illegitimate music promotion services. Third parties that promise playlist placements or a specific number of streams in exchange for compensation are likely using illegitimate practices without your knowledge. These services can threaten your hard work, resulting in the potential withholding of streams or royalties, or even complete removal of your catalog from streaming services.

Our streaming partners work diligently to ensure streams are legitimate, meaning they reflect genuine user listening intent. 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.), Spotify may permanently remove your entire catalog.

If you’re in the market for a music promotion service, make sure to do your research before you hire them.

For more information check out the Spotify for Artists Blog: 

Furthermore Spotify will be making changes to the data that is available on the playlist pages in the Music section on Spotify for Artists in mid-July. They will be ending support for the “Since 2015” date filter, making the longest lookback window for playlist data 1 year. Gradually data will build back up and the playlist page will provide data from the past 2 years + year to date.  New data that has not been available via the playlist page in the past, including the various mixes playlists (daily mix, genre mix, etc), Daylist, and DJ will be added as part of these changes.

In order to retain your historical playlist data please use the CSV download button on the playlist page by July 15th.  

Spotify Update

As Spotify implement these changes, they’ll continue to update our partners and provide in-app notifications to alert Spotify for Artists users that they can download CSVs of any historical data before the early July deadline. 

These changes are part of the ongoing effort to update the data infrastructure in Spotify for Artists, making it more reliable and accurate. 

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