But we all know what happens. You post a new track and instantly get dozens of likes but zero plays. Every single like is from a bot, posing as a real person, trying to sell you followers and likes that will undoubtedly also come from more bots posing as real people.
I contacted Soundcloud support about this. Here's their response:
Now I don't know about you, but as an artist, if I want promotion I am perfectly capable of finding it myself. I don’t benefit at all from a new set of 10 spambots posing as human beings fake-liking my track every single time I post a new one. I want to connect with real people who want to hear my music, even if that’s three people a year.
More and more I'm seeing that Soundcloud is a ghost town dominated by scams. And the support team has now verified that even the community guidelines are a lie. There is no trust to be had.