The curious tale of Spotify, ‘mysterycore’ artists and (possibly) fake streams
Posted on: 25 janvier 2019, by : Stuart Dredge

Spotify’s ‘2018 Wrapped’ promotion had plenty of people boasting about how much time they’d spent listening to their favourite artists last year.
But for some Spotify users, the Wrapped microsite was more baffling: if some of their ‘favourite’ artists were acts they had no memory of listening to. An investigation by the BBC Trending team raises some important questions for the streaming service – but also for its rivals and the wider industry.
It identified a selection of artists who may be involved, and even invents a genre for them: ‘mysterycore’. “They have names like Bergenulo Five, Bratte Night, DJ Bruej and Doublin Night. Apart from being musically unremarkable, they generally have a few things in common: short songs with few or no lyrics, illustrated with generic cover art, and short, non-descriptive song titles,” it reported.
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