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Spotify denies promoting 'fake artists'Music streaming service Spotify has denied that some of its playlists contain music tracks by "fake artists". A music industry publication listed 50 artists it claimed were not real.

They have racked up millions of streams by appearing on mood-based playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill, but many have no other visible profile.

However, one industry expert told the BBC Spotify was "not committing a crime" if it was commissioning tracks or buying production music.

"We do not and have never created 'fake' artists and put them on Spotify playlists. Categorically untrue, full stop," Spotify said in a statement.

"We do not own rights, we're not a label, all our music is licensed from rights holders and we pay them - we don't pay ourselves."
Low profile Some of the artist names in the list, compiled by Music Business Worldwide (MBW), did appear to have a presence on other platforms - g…