Bug: March 20, SoundCloud API stopped to count the SoundCloud statistics.
As of March 26. this track has 2 plays
Do an API stream call with
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/593407884/stream?client_id=(your client id)
My website uses these API calls, I internally counted 81 calls to this URL with three different methods:
- Google Analytics Events with activated bot protection
- NGINX Logfile Analysis
- Database Statistics with bot protection
All my statistics say: A minimum of 81 real users have listended to that track.
Not one single play is being reported by SoundCloud.
As a test, I took an exposed SoundCloud client_id with the same effects. It's not related to the client_id.
The bug is reproducable with different track ids, different users and different client_id's
My tracks at https://soundcloud.com/starfrosch/ get 90% of the traffic from my website. These numbers dropped by 90% March 20. I have another SoundCloud user reporting the same effect.
My own statistics I access at https://soundcloud.com/starfrosch/stats/
Thanks for investigating.
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