IFPI, the group that represents the recorded music business worldwide, and its Brazilian nationwide group, Pro-Música Brasil, have introduced a collection of profitable actions towards streaming manipulation sites in Brazil.
Streaming manipulation includes the creation of synthetic ‘plays’ on digital music streaming companies that don’t symbolize real listening.
Following a coordinated method from Pro-Música Brasil, Brazilian anti-piracy physique APDIF, and the Brazilian police, the operator of turbosocial.com.br has eliminated all music streaming manipulation companies.
This announcement follows the information in August that 5 ‘fake stream’ sites have been pressured to cease operation by courtroom injunctions in Germany.
Several affiliated sites have additionally stopped providing music streaming manipulation companies (social10.com.br; paineldecurtidas.com.br; instaautomatico.com.br; curtidasface.com.br; conseguirseguidores.com; www.instacurtidas.com.br).
The operator has agreed to chorus from re-starting any music streaming manipulation companies in the long run.
Six further sites, unrelated to turbosocial.com.br, withdrew music streaming manipulation companies because of ‘cease and desist’ letters from Pro-Música Brasil and APDIF (impulsioneme.com; shopmmarketing.com; gramsocial.com.br; igmidias.com; infinitegrowmarketingdigital.com and boommarketingdigital.com).
A seventh website voluntarily eliminated its service.
“Streaming manipulation must not be allowed to undermine these developments by depriving creators of revenue and misleading consumers.”
Frances Moore, IFPI
Frances Moore, chief government of IFPI, stated: “Brazil’s vibrant and streaming-led music market is providing increasingly exciting and diverse opportunities for its artists and fans to share and enjoy music.
“Streaming manipulation must not be allowed to undermine these developments by depriving creators of revenue and misleading consumers.
“These actions demonstrate the global recording industry’s continuing commitment to fighting back against this practice, which harms the entire music ecosystem. We commend the police and Pro-Música Brasil for their work and cooperation on this positive outcome.”
“These are positive developments for Brazil’s music community and the first time we have seen successful action against streaming manipulation sites in the country.”
Paulo Rosa, Pro-Música Brasil
Paulo Rosa, Director, Pro-Música Brasil, added: “These are positive developments for Brazil’s music community and the first time we have seen successful action against streaming manipulation sites in the country.
“We would like to thank the police for their work and cooperation on these cases.
“Streaming manipulation diverts revenues away from artists and damages the credibility of digital platforms and charts.
“For the industry in Brazil to truly combat this practice we need the full cooperation of the entire music ecosystem, from labels to streaming services, to law enforcement.”Music Business Worldwide