Music distributors like Distrokid, Tunecore, Awal, & Ditto want to keep a good relationship with streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and Deezer.
If they keep sending songs to the streaming services that are using fake plays, that means Spotify has to keep paying profits that are unjustly due.
No company in the world wants to do that!
So they start telling the distributors to hammer down on the bad customers, and eventually this could end in your songs or artist account being banned from the service!
Now ask yourself, is it really worth it to try and order cheap plays for Spotify instead of getting a real playlist placement or organic promotion?
Yes, it may cost a little more to go with the real deal, but the benefits outweigh the costs.