When I upload a song, immediately there are likes. When I check who gave it a like it is usually some shady "record company".
https://soundcloud.com/user-938825661 This is the latest. I'm guessing it is a bot trying to sucker artists into paying to have their songs uploaded to some shady site. It wants users to submit their music. It calls itself RamenRecords.com Here's a thread about them https://soundcloudcommunity.com/trust-safety-229932/ramen-record-scam-7399831/index1.html
Ramen Records is a scam out of Panama. https://who.is/whois/ramenrecords.com They registered a domain in 2017-11-02 and it expires 2018-11-02. Clearly they are crooks. It's important to do a Who Is search and if the domain is registered for a short time it's probably a scammer. There is no address listed and the phone number is probably fake. They to list a PO box.
There is a label called Fueled by Ramen which is part of Warner Music.
There is some very good content on SC by talented artists but there is certainly more content that's not so good. That's to be expected. Not every work will be a winner.
Do legitimate labels search SC for new songs and music? If so, is there a good guy list and a bad guy list?
I've never fallen for a scam but I would have to think that enough people have to make scamming us artists lucrative.
I guess this is the way of the Internet and the world. I wish that it were policed better. I guess we have to be the police.