A technical problem has caused the follower counts on many independent Spotify playlists to drop, often by the thousands. Several independent record labels who curate their own playlists first noticed the problem.
“Each day we undertake a data processing job to synchronise data – including playlist follower counts – between different systems,” said a Spotify spokesperson in a statement to Music Ally. “On Tuesday evening, a technical error caused a glitch in this process, which saw a number of playlist follower counts affected in the Spotify client.”
"It is important to note that no playlist followers were lost in our system: merely that the playlist follower counts shown were affected,” the spokesperson continued, adding that it should be fixed next week.