網路機器人農場仍持續在Spotify和Soundcloud上操縱串流數據

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  • 網路機器人農場仍持續在Spotify和Soundcloud上操縱串流數據

      201812/1705:18

    ◎多個消息來源向Hypebot表示,在串流服務和音樂產業開始意識到網路機器人農場存在的一年後,網路機器人農場仍持續在Spotify和Soundcloud上操縱串流統計數據。這些機器人鎖定這兩家有提供免費方案的服務來操作,有家庭式的小規模也有專業級的行銷。

    ◎網路機器人早在2015年就把Spotify當作目標,但業界開始意識到它們被廣泛使用是在今年早些時候,當時音樂產業媒體MBW揭露發現兩個保加利亞的播放清單中充斥著由不知名藝人演唱的數百首曲目已經從Spotify的版稅庫中吸收了100萬美元甚至更多。事件被揭露的8個月後,網路機器人繼續在Spotify和Soundcloud上操縱串流,而串流媒體和音樂產業似乎無法或不願阻止它們。

    ◎12個月前,Hypebot揭露音樂機器人提供商正在使用YouTube作為營銷管道,獲得了數以萬計的觀看次數。這些相同的影片仍可在YouTube上看到,而一支4個月前發布的如何使用機器人的新影片已被觀看超過33,000次。一些機器人是由銷售保證串流數目的商業服務所營運的,其他則來自像somiibo這樣的開發商,它們提供針對Spotify、Soundcloud的串流機器人,也提供針對Twitter、Instagram、Facebook和其他社群媒體服務的按讚數和關注者人數的機器人。

    詳細全文:

    Bot farms continue to manipulate streaming stats on Spotify and Soundcloud, a year after the streamers and music industry became aware of them, multiple sources tell Hypebot. The bots, which target these two services because they offer free access, are available both home-brewed and professionally marketed.

    Bots targeted Spotify as early as 2015, but the industry became aware of their widespread use earlier this year when after a MBW expose revealed that two Bulgarian based playlists filled with hundreds of tracks by unknown artists had sucked $1 million or more out of the Spotify royalty pool.

    8 months after the story broke, bots continue to manipulate streams on both Spotify and Soundcloud, with the streamers and the industry seemingly unable or unwilling to stop them.

    12 months ago, Hypebot revealed that music bot providers were using YouTube as a marketing channel, gaining tens of thousands of views. Those same videos are still available on YouTube and a new bot how-to video posted just four months ago has been viewed more that 33,000 times.

    Some bots are run by commercial services selling guaranteed streams. Others come from developers like somiibo which offers bots for Spotify, Soundcloud alongside bots that deliver likes and followers Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media services.

    Hypebot https://bit.ly/2AzZBN3