Should I Buy Spotify Plays?
Should I buy Spotify plays? The quick answer is NO. Buying Spotify plays does not help your overall presence on Spotify, and what’s worse is that your distributor may suspend your account from releasing songs altogether. It does not look good for you to gain a ton of plays overnight. That is a huge red flag. We’ve heard multiple stories from artists, managers, and producers from around the world that have reported that Spotify has removed their albums and even their whole Spotify profile altogether since they have purchased fake plays to their music.
It is important to understand the difference between paying a PR or pitching company to connect with independent curators on your behalf (which is lawful business practice) and paying directly for artificial streams (which is forbidden and considered theft).
The key difference between legitimate promotional services and illegitimate practices, is that legitimate growth will appear to be organic, meaning your tracks are discovered and streamed through exposure such as placement marketing, playlist makers, public relation agents, and music industry gatekeepers. These things also occur during realistic time frames and from credible countries of origin.
So again, DON’T BUT STREAMS. You run the risk of getting blacklisted and the saddest truth of it all is that no one ever actually listened to your music.