When a new business model grows on the global market, there is a parallel growth of piracy and exploits to benefit from the wave. Spotify is not different; more than 2 million users were analysed on having fraudulent blockers or apps to misuse the service on 2017.
As we get into 2019 and having closed one of the best years for the platform – reporting benefits at last – it’s time for Spotify to tidy up their ecosystem. As discussed by a Spotify spokesperson in Digiday last August “We take the artificial manipulation of streaming activity on our service extremely seriously. Spotify has multiple detection measures in place monitoring consumption on the service to detect, investigate and deal with such activity. We are continuing to invest heavily in refining those processes and improving methods of detection and removal, and reducing the impact of this unacceptable activity on legitimate creators, rights holders, advertisers and our users,”. Looks they have all sorted to begin sowing.
As the new Terms and Conditions state: “circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating and distributing tools designed to block advertisements in the Spotify Service” may now result in “immediate termination or suspension of your Spotify account.”. This statement will give the authority to terminate accounts immediately, without warning.
As some users reported, you can receive a notification like this one:
These terms will be fully effective in March 1st.
Be sure to trust the right Spotify emails and in doubt, check Spotify tips to decide about suspicious correspondence.