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I'm getting loads of unexplained plays on one track...


Hey,
Starting from yesterday my track Hold Onto You has been getting a few plays every second though to my knowledge no large blog has suddenly picked up on it. It's had over 2,000 plays in 24 hours. I'm very suspicious about these plays! Would really appreciate if someone could take a look at this for me. https://soundcloud.com/ollychamberlain/the-more-i-hold-onto-you

Thanks,
Olly Chamberlain

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I've got the same thing over here. Started early this morning. Only see plays, but in the stats there's no source shown for them. Also google doesn't tell me anything... https://soundcloud.com/lend-me-your-underbelly/agodorp-b-master
I think I have been able to stop it now. So, these are a few strange things that has happened. Don't know if they are related. Two days ago I got a message in the middle of the night that someone tried to log in with my password into my gmail (you know that google sends all these warning). And it indeed looked strange (it happened from the us, while I was here in the netherlands). So, I changed the password for the email. Yesterday in the morning I went to soundcloud and saw that I was logged out (strange, since I never do). But, didn't think anything of it (I did use the same password as the old gmail one though...). Now when I woke up I saw what I described above (many play on the track). But, then just now I've reset my password for soundcloud. And, now in the last hour I have no more new plays. So, is there a connection? Do people hack profiles just to play a track and screw up statistics? Weird...

But, try changing your password maybe @Olly Chamberlain
This is also happening to me, I changed E-mail password and soundcloud password and still happening, what the hell? Please help!
Same thing also happened to me. I've just started out, I usually get less than 10 views on a track. But this morning I've woken up and gotten three hundred and something views on my latest track.
https://soundcloud.com/arandomproducer
No idea what happened, I've submitted a few tracks to a couple places but they haven't been accepted as far as I know.
Also there's no comments or likes on that one track, I've got no idea what happened.
Also I haven't gotten a notification that someone has logged onto my google account, I'll change the password anyway just to be sure but I don't know if that's the problem.
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Same thing also happened to me. I've just started out, I usually get less than 10 views on a track. But this morning I've woken up and gotten three hundred and something views on my latest track.
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No idea what happened, I've submitted a few tracks to a couple places but they haven't been accepted as far as I know.

It was Scoop Records wasn't it, or were they calling themselves Ramen Records again that day? They always give 300 fake plays if you submit your track. They are not a record label, just fake activity sellers.
Same thing's been happening to me. The last few tracks I uploaded will suddenly get over 100 plays a few days later. Then when I look at the stats, the plays seem to come from genuine accounts (1 play from each account). This leads me to think, "Damn, all these plays but no likes or comments?? I must just suck." lol. But this sorta thing started happening to me about a month or so ago, and my account's been active for around 4 years.
Same thing here guys. Each track I've uploaded recently now has 50 plays added to it from seemingly legit premium accounts....if this is the sort of thing that could get me booted from Soundcloud I want to declare here and now I had no part in this!
Same story here. In one hour I got 46 plays from seemingly legit accounts. No comments, likes, or followers. Before and after that hour, next to no plays (aside from friends, etc.)It almost seems all these random people played the track at the same time, which is unlikely. I welcome the attention but seems odd?
Hi there having a similar issue; im scared of having my shit taken down lol... never bought plays or anything like that but in a matter of about half an hour i got around 600 plays... my average is around 80 plays and the song is only three days old, forgot to mention, it takes me a month to get 100 or so plays. Soo around 600 plays for an hour then dead stop of traffic...? plus no comments reposts or likes even..? Thanks for reading.
-Caleb Cartier
https://soundcloud.com/calebcartier/pixie-prod-by-c-frehco
Same happened with my recent post. 1,000 views with only 3 likes???

https://soundcloud.com/rvdgy/celery-sticks-prod-by-tyler-the-creator
https://soundcloud.com/sleepyhacker
says i have 34 tracks but its really 25 would like to fix this also I have reason to believe my account is bugged it wont let me repost songs any solution to this problem would be great thank you in advance.
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I’ve noticed this twice now on my account and a few times on some other people’s accounts… but I’ve spotted the culprit. There are a number of ‘repost’/promotion accounts that seem to generate 100 plays every time they repost a track… 

For example:

 

They are also selling followers etc. :(

 

I’ve been uploading original songs to SoundCloud for over 2 years and getting a small number of plays for each one (approx 20 - 50 plays over a few months. I uploaded a song at the weekend and within 48 hours it states that there have been over 900 plays for this one song!! A third of these plays have supposedly been from Egypt?! None of the other songs in the playlist were played. What is going on?! 

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