How did rapper Travis Scott get so popular? With software.

Music fans would like to believe that artists become famous because they do good work. The reality is, however, that it’s possible to game the system to make someone look more popular than they actually are.

Here’s an example from Travis Scott’s manager. I wonder how many other artists use these shady techniques lie.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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