Artists buying fake online Likes, views and followers - report

RHIAN JONES

Artists are reportedly buying thousands of fake YouTube views, Twitter followers and Facebook Likes to increase their popularity.

US based data monitoring company Next Big Sound says it has a list of artists who they believe are buying statistics, according to the BBC.

The company say that 10,000 YouTube views can be bought for as little as £30 and there is also a market for buying comments. The information is to be released later this year in a report.

Next ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...