The online magazine Dance Rebels posted an interesting story a few days ago about Dance artist Miss Tara who celebrated the Beatport success of her latest release „Runaway“. The track was released May 5th, hit the No. 2 spot on the Beatport Electro House Charts only 6 days after release without any major support, only to be completely dissapearing from the same charts’ Top 100 some hours later. The story was picked up by several other online magazines, spreading the idea that this „success“ was bought via so-called download farms that ‚helps’ your charts position on Beatport with fake or boosted sales.
Beatport now published a press release to address these cheaters:
“We’re flattered that a Beatport chart position can have such a profound impact on a DJ’s career. It’s what drives us to do everything in our power to ensure that the DJs gaining that recognition deserve it. To do so requires constant vigilance, innovation, and communication. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed an increase in services offering to boost a track’s Beatport chart position for a price.
In response, we monitor our charts daily, looking for anomalies. We’ve built and continue to improve upon technology to prevent chart-boosting efforts. We’re not saying we’ve succeeded or will succeed every time, but we’re getting better at it every day.
When we spot a boosted record or track, we remove it from the store, and we’ll continue to do so. Our next step is to permanently ban the offending artists and labels. And we’re not bluffing.
As much as this type of thing saddens us, it makes us angry even more. To anyone tempted to use one of these so-called chart-boosting services, we urge you to first consider the cost. Not the monetary cost of what these scams charge, but rather the cost to your career, to your reputation, and the cost to your soul.”
I like the fact that Beatport states publicly what’s wrong and what they’re going to do. The press release in full!
What do you think?