We all like popularity, we like to be in the center, loved and appreciated. Every musician will agree with me on that. And what is the biggest component of the popularity? Money? No! Your fan base! The more fans you have, the more popular you are. Your music could be terrible, but if a million people listen to it, then you are doing the right thing. There are so many musicians that create bad music, and you surely can name some of them. However, if the luck smiles at some people, it ignores the others.
So it is safe to say that there are so many talented musicians, who are dying to make it work. They are creating songs, more and more of them. They upload them, more and more frequently. And still, they get almost zero recognition. What to do? Some of them have come out with an ingenious idea – they are increasing the number of their followers on Spotify. Woah, Spotify? Well, yes.
They choose Spotify as the primary music-sharing place, because of its huge popularity, high royalties, and some other reasons. And on that music-streaming platform, the number of followers really can make a difference. Not all users follow a musician after listening to his tracks, so the difference between the number of plays and followers can be drastic sometimes. If the algorithm sees that, it counts a musician as a suspicious one, and the possibilities to find a new listener decrease. So there is a constant need to maintain a healthy rate between all the popularity-related numbers on Spotify.
How do these musicians do that? They use all the methods they can – social media, asking friends to spread the word, videos online, blogs, and so on. Every source they can utilize is used. And some of them really get good results out of it. Some – don’t. And the part of them refers to the last method – buying followers. I will not advise you anything in this text, I am not a salesman. But I’ll say that that turns out to be an effective solution. Money-wise and time-wise. The people who buy, spend only a few minutes on that, but the ones who do it by their own hands can spend weeks to get the same result. Plus, all the time they do the promotion, they don’t spend creating music. So what’s the point? You either should have dozens of pre-made songs to upload and promote, or to create music fast.
Financially, it is an expense, yes. However, when you compare the time loss and the money loss, you start seeing the true difference. But it is only your decision which approaches to choose, no pressure. Every musician chooses his fate, and be sure to choose the right one. Create your music, and become popular! Peace!