Exposing the Truth Behind Streaming Fraud: A Message from Octiive

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May 8, 2024

At Octiive, we champion honesty and equity in the music industry. Let’s delve into the murky waters of streaming fraud and its implications.

Streaming fraud encompasses a range of deceptive practices, from hacked accounts to fake profiles and purchased streams. Even repetitive plays of your own music or encouraging others to do so is considered fraudulent.

Why does it matter? Fake streams not only undermine the system but also unjustly impact legitimate artists’ earnings. Industry bodies like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the German Music Industry Association (BMVI) are taking decisive action against manipulation, highlighting the importance of trust in digital platforms.

Octiive stands firmly against streaming manipulation. We vigilantly monitor our platform, enforcing consequences for fraudulent behavior. Our aim is to cultivate honesty and fairness for all members.

Beware: DSPs have a zero-tolerance policy on fake streams. Detection can result in project takedowns or, worse, deletion of your artist account.