Late actor Michael K. Williams’s documentary Black Market’s latest episode titled “Rage Against The Machine’ has exposed a hidden truth of the modern music industry.
In the episode’s early segment Michael talks to a masked man who’s said to work as an operator in Streaming Farm which buys fake streams. The operator explains to Williams the whole process of manipulating numbers in streaming giant Spotify, while name dropping two of the big names in Hip-Hop music, French Montana and G-Eazy
“Some people ask for 100k, 200k (streams) just to get really the appearance of their music to look good when people go to their page.” said the operator while revealing a mere 100K streams costs 1500 bucks.
While showcasing how the streams farming software’s servers can generate streams of a song artificially, the operator also alleged labels a&rs reach out to them for buying the fake streams. He also name-dropped French Montana and G-Eazy as the two examples of artists who were caught in 2020 for doing the scam practice.
The documentary also depicts how concert tickets sales can be manipulated too and much more. Watch full below: