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Spotify and 'interesting' playlists...

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:42 pm

Thought we'd had a topic similar to this previously but couldn't find it.

Anyhow, saw this on BBC today and thought it worth sharing:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-46898211

Hopefully Spotify will do a proper investigation and publish the results.
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Re: Spotify and 'interesting' playlists...

Postby desmond » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:11 pm

I am Bergenulu Five and I claim my five pounds! (from 147,000 fake Spotify streams...)

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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:18 pm

No... I am Bergenulu Five!

(Just ask Spartacus...)
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Re: Spotify and 'interesting' playlists...

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 pm

I was wondering if some library music composers had had their work ripped off then loaded to spotify by some unscrupulous third party.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:38 am

blinddrew wrote:I was wondering if some library music composers had had their work ripped off then loaded to spotify by some unscrupulous third party.

That is certainly possible but with most DAWs and drum machines coming with hundreds of loops (that use up valuable SSD space) you can create tracks in minutes. Then ask your girlfriend to say a few words in a breathy voice for the vocals.
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Re: Spotify and 'interesting' playlists...

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:21 am

Good point. Not being a user of sample libraries or loops that hadn't occurred to me but the stuff is so good nowadays I bet it's almost trivially easy to create something generic and unoffensive.
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Postby garrettendi » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:16 pm

I often use pre-generated drum beats when I can't be arsed otherwise, but I always ask the author to clarify whether they can be used!
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Re: Spotify and 'interesting' playlists...

Postby OneWorld » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:20 pm

Seems like they have got all the publicity they hoped for, even the BBC is posting free ads for them!
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Postby OneWorld » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:51 pm

Seems like they have got all the publicity they hoped for, even the BBC is posting free ads for them!
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