Published Jul 06, 2009Oh, the things some people will do for money, or a bit of fleeting digitized fame. MP3 blog aggregator Hype Machine has discovered that several artists, or those involved with the artists, have been creating fake accounts and favoring their tracks in an attempt to get higher visibility on the website, and perhaps a place on the site's "popular" page.
But, as Hypebot.com reports [via The Daily Swarm], it didn't work out so well for the bands and the good folks at Hype Machine have not only nipped this problem in the bud but they've released a list of the guilty artists. And, of course, being the train-wreck lovers that we are, we cannot wait one second more to unveil said list. So, here it is.
Artists named by Hype Machine for abusing the site to get higher ratings:
Alexander Technique / Princess Superstar
Big Dope P
Death to the Throne
Emil & Friends
Kids at the Bar
The Muscle Club
Sonic Truth? Mustard Pimp? Either the joke's on all of us or attempting to boost their visibility really, really didn't work.