Fake plays

  • 24 June 2019
  • 1 reply

So far, I've been getting A LOT of play on only ONE of my songs. It has over 1,000 plays while the other tracks only have about 20 or so. This seems suspicious to me and I wonder if someone is buying me song plays. And if so, how do I get it to stop as I want the numbers on here to reflect reality and nothing artificial.

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It is possible to boost people's plays on SoundCloud through software such as this one, and you can boost individual tracks by up to 10,000 plays. Yes, they are fake, and I would not recommend doing it.

You can try contacting SoundCloud support by either going to their Help Center or by emailing them at They can more than likely help you get your organic plays back.

Unfortunately, there is not a way to prevent this from happening. If you purchase a SoundCloud Pro subscription, you'll have the option to disable stats on tracks, so if this ever happens again, you can disable stats and discourage whoever is doing this to not do it again.

Hopefully this helps! Sorry to hear that this happened to you!