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Complaint Review: Spotify - New York, New York New York

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  • Reported By: Mr Gerald Broughton — New York New York United States
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  • Spotify 150 Greenwich St 62nd floor, New York, NY New York, New York, New York United States

Spotify Spotify Spotify The multi-billion music streaming company Spotify Streaming Service Spotify stealing royalties from artist, Spotify Stealing 1,723 listeners and leaving me with 175 listeners music theft New York, New York New York

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Hello my name is Gerald Broughton, I also go by rap name Fayrothedon. I have a complaint about the dishonest company Spotify stealing artist royalties and refusing to pay them for streams. Also, Spotify is stealing listeners from independent artist and refusing to pay what they owe us in streams. This is what went down this month in January 2024. I had 1,723 listeners that streamed my music on spotify 3,366 times last year December, 2023. The song that got streamed was called What We Doing by Fayrothedon, produced by Loc Dizzle.


The song did pretty good gaining 3,366 streams last year in December 2023. Spotify notified me, and told me congratulations on the good work, and I had earned royalties from the song. I was happy to hear the good news, that I had royalties from my song What we doing in my amuse account from spotify. Well, for some unknown reason, Spotify stole and took away 1,338 listners this month in January 2024 and then took another 200 more listeners today January 28, 2024, and now they refuse to explain why they are stealing my money from my song What We Doing. Keep in mind, the only way the song could have been streamed 3,366 times, 1,723 fans that liked the song had to acutally stream the song for me to get paid. Why is spotify being dishonest and refusing to pay me for using my music on their platform? This is criminal and illegal for them to do this acitivity. 


I contacted Paul that works for Spotify January, 27, 2024, and he lied to me, and told me that I would be refunded my listeners by the next day, and he has taking care of it. That was a lie Paul told, instead Spotify took 200 more listeners away leaving me with 175.  This is not right, why are they doing this to independent artist? Stealing their music? Seems like I have been scammed. I suggest new artist not to upload your music, these people are crooks and they will do the same thing to you that they did to me. Spotify needs to be shutdown for good.

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