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Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

Discover New Artist on Spotify with our curated playlists!

The Industry Is Spotting “Fake Streams” On Spotify 

This week, a group of 21 tech companies, music publishers, and record labels agreed to a first-of-its-kind code of conduct aimed at rooting out fake streams.
Add “streaming manipulation” to your list of things to worry about. The coalition—which includes Universal, Amazon, and Spotify—defines it as the “artificial creation of plays.” And perpetrators range from automated accounts to troll farms.
The problem: Fake listens disrupt the very core of how the music biz makes money in the digital age. They inflate stats to unfairly boost artist royalties and chart placements.
The silver lining: Now you’ve got an excuse if your friends find out you’ve streamed “7 rings” 431 times this month.
This could mean change…
For revenues: Hopeless Records founder Louis Posen said this week that 3–4% of all streams are “illegitimate.” That’s allegedly costing the music industry $300 million annually.
For norms: Most labels consider pay-for-play setups on the black market a line item in their marketing budgets. Who needs a four-octave range when you can buy your way to the Billboard Hot 100?
A Google search for “buy Spotify streams” turns up 124 million results. And the FT found the website “spotistar.com” offers 1,000 Spotify plays for $6. And And it’s not just music
Also this week, the Big Daddy of video streamers announced a record 30 million accounts viewed its Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery in the film’s first three days. Somehow, that topped Bird Box and the GoT finale.
Keep in mind: Netflix can’t measure how many people sit through a whole title. If they make it 20 minutes, they get counted.
Bottom line: Now that we’re all extremely online, success is increasingly measured in streaming numbers instead of ticket or album sales. But the reliability of those streaming metrics remains murky.
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Matt Rand – Random Life (LP) 

Aspiring Matt Rand has been grinding on the music scene since Myspace. Born in Hawaii to military parents—and later relocated— to the place he calls home in Odenton, Maryland. Heavy driven by 90’s Hip Hop artists, as well as glossed with contemporary aesthetics, Matt‘s sound is infectious. After accumulating millions of stream with several single releases. Today, Matt Rand makes his introduction to the world with the release of his debut album, titled, Random Life.

The new album features Matt’s hit single, “Roses and Diamonds”. The 10-track collection also includes hot new tracks, “Girl on Fire”, “Golden Gun”, and “Saturday”. It’s impressive, cunning, and so much more. For his first effort, Matt shoots a random shot that lands right on the bullseye.

Stream Matt Rand’s Debut LP, Random Life, Now.

Follow Matt Rand on Twitter: @whyMattRand

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Lexi Black – “Purple Stars” 

Up and coming underground Hip Hop artist out of Vancouver, BC Lexi Black releases his latest single titled “Purple Stars“.

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FlossMobChase – “Greedy” (Video) 


Lil Bibby affiliated Chicago recording artist FlossMobChase has been growing out of the shadow and shining bright lately with his trendy new street sound. The Chicago-bred is ready to be in the spotlight and shows it in his new video for the hit song, properly-titled, “Greedy”.

Directed by Happy Films’ Nicholas Blancet, FlossMobChase delivers eccentric calm rap stories about fatherhood, obstacles, sex, and death. Produced by ChaseTheMoney (Valee) “Greedy” is off Floss’s recently released EP, Fortune. Co-signs and hit songs, FlossMobChase is on the fast track to being the next big thing out of Chicago to hit the charts.

Like “Greedy”? Follow FlossMobChase on social media for daily updates.

Watch “Greedy” Now.

Follow FlossMobChase on Twitter: @FlossMobChase

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J∅SH – “Self Destruct W/ Me” (Album) 

Los Angeles, CA based alternative Hip Hop artist J∅SH releases his new album “Self Destruct W/ Me“.

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Aeli x Zenden Lavon – “Gemini” 

“GEMINI” is the very first collaboration between Dubai-based; Tunisian Music Producer Aeli and American rapper Zenden LavonThis song came to life during the Red Bull “Bel Sodfa” project; a series of musical blind dates in the company of established and up-and-coming regional music talents, situated in the studio.  Stream the song above, exclusively on UndergroundHipHopBlog.com.

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E.T.E.L. – “MINTYCOOLATTAGREENTEALEMONZESTFLY” (Video) 

Campaigning his new album, “Ideal Scriptures” available on Bandcamp, check out E.T.E.L.‘s latest video release, “MINTYCOOLATTAGREENTEALEMONZESTFLY”.  True boom bap music out of Boston sure to break your neck.

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