Indie band makes $20000 in Spotify scam

NewsFix
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOS ANGELES, CA – They say silence is golden. But for indie band Vulfpeck, it was more green — like the cash they earned scamming music streaming site Spotify.

The band uploaded a 10-song album called “Sleepify” and asked their fans to listen to it on repeat as they slept.

The catch? All ten tracks were silent.

The band raked in about $20,000 — which translates to a whopping 4 million plays.

But this wasn’t all about making money. The band also promised to use the money to fund a free concert tour.

Unsurprisingly, Spotify did not see the humor in the stunt.

They told Vulfpeck to take down the album, so the band decided to discuss it all through – what else? – a new album on Spotify.

“It’s very uncertain at the moment,” keyboardist Jack Stratton says on a track titled #Hurt. “And in light of that uncertainty, I want to take 30 seconds silence to ponder the uncertainty.”

No word on whether they’ll receive the $20,000. But the publicity they earned pretty much makes them winners either way.

TOP VIDEO

Kanye Turns on Trump

Thumbnail for the video titled "Kanye Turns on Trump"

Mom Teaches About Hurricanes

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mom Teaches About Hurricanes"

Lone Star Dads Uniting Virtual Families

Thumbnail for the video titled "Lone Star Dads Uniting Virtual Families"

Actor Jude Law to Play Captain Hook

Thumbnail for the video titled "Actor Jude Law to Play Captain Hook"

More Cases of Missing Fort Hood Soldiers

Thumbnail for the video titled "More Cases of Missing Fort Hood Soldiers"

Sports With Hannah Trippett

Thumbnail for the video titled "Sports With Hannah Trippett"

LOCAL COVID-19 PUBLIC THREAT LEVEL

TEXAS COVID-19 CASES


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Don't Miss

Latest

More Morning Dose

Popular