As a creator, I need fans to consistently view and engage in my content. There are many people that offer promotion to help with this. Internet influencers, other artists, etc, can get their fans to look into my art, and help me with gaining followers and engagement. However, when one online retailer promises authentic promotion, and does nothing but deliver bots and fake plays, what can I do to go back to seeing the real statistics? I use my SoundCloud analytics to plot tours, plan events and contact certain artists that are from certain areas to strategically gain a larger following, but now that my project has had fake bots introduced, how can I do this effectively?
My question is:
Can SoundCloud do anything about this? Can they subtract plays from songs? I know exactly how many were added and when. And I need to get these statistics back to a more accurate state.