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So 850m out of 852.3m views were from bots? Yeah, right...that's 100% impossible.



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This is what happens when you try to pay third parties the share that YouTube and Google demads. -.-



keroncoward said:
VGKing said:
I would like to add that since UMG is the biggest culprit here that should be in the title. Why are you singling out Sony/BMG? It's not hard to see what your agenda is...


I already explained UMG are the biggest culprits but lets not sugarcoat that Sony has not been hit the hardest. 850 million reduced to 2.3 million? Also i did put Sony as the title cause more people would click to read news on this website. Im not sure if youre trying to make me feel bad for being creative in reporting what these companies did that was definately wrong.

Being creative? I call it something else entirely....

Anyway I agree that resorting to these shady tactics for promotion isn't anything to be proud of. But that's just what it is....a way to promote their music. No harm done. Do you buy a song just because the music video has 1 billion views on youtube? Didn't think so.



VGKing said:
keroncoward said:
VGKing said:
I would like to add that since UMG is the biggest culprit here that should be in the title. Why are you singling out Sony/BMG? It's not hard to see what your agenda is...


I already explained UMG are the biggest culprits but lets not sugarcoat that Sony has not been hit the hardest. 850 million reduced to 2.3 million? Also i did put Sony as the title cause more people would click to read news on this website. Im not sure if youre trying to make me feel bad for being creative in reporting what these companies did that was definately wrong.

Being creative? I call it something else entirely....

Anyway I agree that resorting to these shady tactics for promotion isn't anything to be proud of. But that's just what it is....a way to promote their music. No harm done. Do you buy a song just because the music video has 1 billion views on youtube? Didn't think so.


People will buy anything they percieve is successful and the next big thing. Why you you think some companies spend billions of dollars trying to make their products LOOK and SOUND good? Its big business and these companies know their are a lot of brainwashed idiots that follow trends and they can easily get what they want from them by creating that market.



Yea... I don't get these numbers.

The amount of musicians under the Sony label is massive... One Direction alone has about a billion views on their videos



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bonkers555 said:
This is nothing new with Sony. They have been playing dirty tricks with fake reviews in the past and have admitted to it and paying fines in multiple countries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4741259.stm

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-03-15/entertainment/0203150387_1_ridgefield-press-fake-food-critic

That's the reason I take Sony movies, musics and games reviews with a grain of salt.


can company get sued over this



Aj_habfan said:
Yea... I don't get these numbers.

The amount of musicians under the Sony label is massive... One Direction alone has about a billion views on their videos


One Direction is under VEVO which we explained earlier that youtube is biased towards. They didnt take down any VEVO videos which we all know probably has the most bots throughout youtube.



so much fake nowadays, you can even buy hundred thousands of twitter follower for like 50 dollar on ebay lol. and many do that, from "normal" persons to celebrities and companies.



crissindahouse said:

so much fake nowadays, you can even buy hundred thousands of twitter follower for like 50 dollar on ebay lol. and many do that, from "normal" persons to celebrities and companies.

Lol, whattheshit! Who would buy followers on twitter.



Sony using improper methods to increase views on youtube? I'm Shocked!

Shocked, I say!



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