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Spotify Bot Checker

Paste a Spotify URL for a free bot check.

Alternatively, type a keyword to search for playlists.

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Find the right playlists,

avoid the wrong ones.

We track data on 75,000+ playlists, 6,000+ artists, and 100+ scam networks.

21K+

Playlists Checked For Bots

6K+

Artists Monitored for Bots/Fraud

4K+

Botted Playlists On File

3K+

Happy Musicians

How Does It Work?

We know exactly what botted growth looks like, who the repeat offenders are, and how to use that data to provide real-time bot detection.

Our algorithm combines historical data, our database of previous offenders, and many outside factors.

...like isitagoodplaylist, we probably spend more time than is healthy trying to rid the world of botters and fraudsters. 😅

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  • We're big believers that playlists are a huge driver of success for artists in today's age.

     

    Unfortunately, a growing number of artists are being misled or conned into thinking they've secured a spot on an authentic playlist, only to discover it's riddled with bots. Our data shows up to 64% of small artists looking for playlist placements have been placed in botted playlists. Crazy, right?

     

    While the allure of instant visibility might be tempting, the repercussions of being associated with such deceptive practices aren't worth the risk. Let's explore the risks.

    • Reduced Algorithm & Editorial Support  — Spotify's recommendation algorithms, such as Discover Weekly and Release Radar, rely on genuine user engagement to suggest tracks. Botted streams, lacking real engagement, hinder Spotify's ability to determine who to show your music to. Low engagement relative to high stream numbers can also be a red flag, causing the algorithm to sideline your music.  From our experience, artists plagued with botted playlist placements/streams also get excluded from Editorial consideration.

    • Getting Banned on Spotify — One of the most severe repercussions of using botted playlists is facing Spotify's penalties. The platform employs sophisticated algorithms to detect bot activities. If found guilty, artists or playlist curators can face temporary suspensions or even permanent bans, effectively ending their Spotify journey... and from our experience, appeal emails often go unreviewed.

    • Royalties Getting Withheld — While botted streams might seem like a way to boost earnings, the reality is starkly different. Spotify's payout system is designed to reward genuine streams. If the platform detects bot activities, any potential earnings from these fake streams can be withheld. In some cases, Spotify might even reclaim previously paid royalties up to 3 months prior, leading to financial losses for the artist.

    • Skewed Analytics — Relying on botted playlists can distort an artist's understanding of their audience. With inflated numbers, genuine metrics like audience demographics, engagement rates, and song preferences become clouded. This skewed perspective will surely lead to misguided marketing decisions, hindering genuine growth opportunities.

  • We collect a lot of data to make our assessments and often human-review sketchy playlists that appear on our radar.

     

    If our Spotify Bot Checker doesn't have enough data on a playlist, or you want to learn how to discern between an authentic and botted playlist yourself, here's how:

    • Unusual Growth Patterns — A sudden and massive surge or dip in followers or streams over a short period can be a red flag. Authentic playlists grow steadily, with occasional spikes due to popular tracks or mentions. However, if the growth seems too rapid to be organic, it might be worth running through artist.tools Spotify Bot Checker.

    • Low Engagement Rates — Bots can play songs, but they're rarely sophisticated enough to engage. If a track on a playlist has a high number of streams but minimal saves, shares, or follows, it's a potential indicator of bot activity. Another major red flag is if a playlist has a low number of listeners and a high number of streams.

    • Mismatched Demographics — If the majority of listeners come from regions unrelated to the artist's primary audience or if there's an unusual distribution of age or gender, be cautious. Bots often originate from specific locations, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, as this is where the world's major data centers are located.

    • Generic User Profiles — Bots often operate under generic or blank profiles, with randomly generated names like "7w24423kjhsdfkjh34kh". If a curator's profile has a bunch of these followers, that can be a sign of bot-driven activity. Authentic listeners typically have more personalized profiles, complete with playlists and favorite tracks.

    • Too Good To Be True — If a playlist curator promises guaranteed stream numbers or accepts any artist willing to pay, it's essential to tread carefully. Authentic playlist curators focus on the quality and fit of the music rather than making lofty promises.

​Contact playlist curators faster with over 30,000 constantly updated playlist curator contacts.

☑️ Spotify Playlist Finder. Whether you're a phonk artist looking for phonk playlists or a sad music artist looking for sad playlists, our Playlist Search will help you narrow in on ideal curators for your genre and music promotion goals.

☑️ Bot-Free Playlists. We rigorously monitor every playlist for potential bot activity and exclude any botted playlists from your search automatically. We also exclude inactive playlists and playlists with no listeners.

☑️ Numerous Contact Methods. Contact playlist curators through Instagram, Email, SubmitHub, and/or SubmitLink

☑️ Pitch Templates. Easily copy-paste a pitch template pre-filled with the curator's name, playlist title, and top artists.

Playlist Search Engine

Playlist Curator Contact List

Gain actionable insights and insider information on playlists, artists, and curators that aren't available anywhere else. Think isitagoodplaylist, but better.

Advanced Analytics

​Analyze Playlists, Artists, and Curators

  • ☑️ Monthly Listeners. We're the only site that accurately predicts a playlist's monthly listeners.

    ☑️ Bot Analysis. No one does playlist bot detection better than us. You'll never get caught wondering if a playlist is genuine or botted.

    ☑️ Follower Evolution. View historical follower gain, daily follower gain, popularity/track changes, and artificial growth trends over any period of time (basically Chartmetric or SpotOnTrack, but better and cheaper).

    ☑️ Keyword Ranking. See how a playlist ranks on any keyword, in any country, in Spotify Search. Optimize playlists for organic growth via SEO.

    ...and so many more metrics...

  • ☑️ Botted Playlist Checker. Run your artist profiles through our system to ensure your playlist placements are genuine. If you're in a botted playlist or get added to one, we'll let you know.

    ☑️ Total Playlist Placements. See what playlists, editorials, or botted playlists an artist is featured in.

    ☑️ Popularity Score. View your Spotify-determined popularity score out of 100. Below 35/100? You might be getting excluded from algorithmic playlists.

    ...and so many more metrics...

  • ☑️ Playlists. See what playlists include a song, and which of those playlists are botted.

    ☑️ Historical Evolution. View historical stream growth, daily stream growth, popularity/playlist changes, and artificial growth trends over any period of time (basically Chartmetric or SpotOnTrack, but better and cheaper).

    ...and so many more metrics...

  • ☑️ Playlist Comparison. Analyze historical graphs on every playlist in 1 view to spot high performers or outliers.

    ☑️ Track Management. If you verify you own a curator profile, gain access to a fleet of playlist management features.

    ☑️ Follower Evolution. View historical follower gain, daily follower gain, popularity/track changes, and artificial growth trends over any period of time.

    ...and so many more metrics...

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It's not just fake streams. Bots put your entire artist profile at risk.

⚠️ Risks of Botting

↪ 90% reduction in algorithm support 

↪ 100% exclusion from Editorial placements

↪ At high risk of being removed from Spotify

☑️ Fraud Feed. If you get added to a botted playlist, we'll immediately notify you.

☑️ Bot Checker. Run unlimited playlists, artists, tracks, or curators through our comprehensive bot checker.

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Our data shows up to 64% of small artists have been tricked into buying botted playlist placements

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