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Buying fans a dilemma for artists

18 March 2013 Last updated at 05:58 GMT

Nineteen-year-old Jordan Allen is an unsigned singer/songwriter who lives in Leeds. Newsbeat asked him his opinion on artists buying their social networking statistics.

As part of an investigation we've found you can buy 10,000 YouTube views, for as little as £30.

A data monitoring company based in America has said it has a list of artists who they believe are buying statistics to increase their popularity with record labels and persuade radio bosses to play their tracks.

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