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How to Avoid Getting Flagged by DSPs
06 09 2023

POV: You’ve uploaded your tracks, perfected your cover art and sent it to the stores only for it to be flagged by a particular store or streaming platform. Not ideal, right? To help you make sure you’re as prepared as possible, we’ve put together a few tips to help you avoid getting flagged by DSPs on your next release. 

We’ve put together a few tips to help you avoid getting flagged by DSPs on your next release. 

Whenever our store partners detect unauthorized activity on their platforms such as streaming fraud or copyright infringement, they notify us, and we then notify you with details of the claim and next steps.


Here at Level, streaming fraud and copyright infringement is not tolerated, and we have the right to suspend any accounts that are actively participating in the manipulation of streaming counts or unauthorized distribution of their music.


Please note that if your account is suspended, you will not be able to distribute new releases or withdraw any outstanding revenue. For more information on this feel free to review our Terms of Use and Distribution Terms

We do recognize that there are many companies out there taking advantage of independent artists just looking to promote their music and we want you to know what to look out for. Be mindful of companies that claim to do the following: 
  • Help you get your music more streams on a particular platform for a flat fee 

  • Help quickly increase followers on your artist profiles for a flat fee  

  • Claim to help market your music with “ads” but don’t give details on the types of ads that will run 


Always make sure to do extensive research before working with any company claiming to help promote your music. 

It’s also important to make sure that you have all necessary permissions and rights to the audio you’re distributing before uploading music to Level, especially if you’re using 3rd party beats/instrumentals.  

We hope this helps as you prepare for your next release. As always, if you ever have questions about anything specific, you can reach out to our support team for help.