attempting to make the songs they publish more popular, they had been using a system of creating fake views to promote their artists, yesterday youtube hit back removing some 2 billion faked views from the companies videos.http://www.dailydot.com/news/youtube-un ... black-hat/
and from another site..
Commenters on the Sony YouTube channel gloated over the major record labels' apparent comeuppance.
User Lattentreffer posted on SonymusicSME: 'Pretty much f*** you, sonymusic.... Hahahaha.
'You got the axe on your black hat viewcount manipulating....!'