Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Artists Group Files Police Report Against Tidal


Last week a Norwegian newspaper accused Jay Z and his music streaming service Tidal of inflating Beyonce and Kanye West's streaming numbers at the expense of other Tidal artists/owners [click here if you missed that].

Now the police are involved....

From Billboard
Norwegian collection society Tono, representing around 30,000 songwriters, lyricists and composers, as well as more 2.5 million songwriters worldwide, has filed an official police complaint against Tidal, following allegations denied by the streaming service that it deliberately faked its play counts.
Other music organizations are considering filing complaints against Tidal based on the Norwegian newspaper story as well, Billboard has learned.
Jay is accused of reporting more than 320 million false streams.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Notice how after we got a conviction for Bill Cosby the media seems to move on to the next big black fish on the list? When he was teaching us how to sell drugs, they had him on 60 minutes. Now that's he's teaching about building wealth, he's a con-artist. Like Jay-Z is the one sitting at a computer modifying numbers and submitting reports. He needs to dump Tidal before it does him in.

Anonymous said...

IT'S ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!

Anonymous said...

@ 12:51 agreed

Anonymous said...

Smh everything the so call haters say is usually accurate about these two. We knew they lied about sales. We knew there was a garbage bin full of Beyonce and Jay-Z cd 's. A lot more will come to light by them trying to Blackhawk ppl in the industry and her not writing songs. That take pregnancy and Jay Z having other kids and killing Cathy White.

E-STROKES said...

THIS. Just the tip of the iceberg.

Kiki L said...

Where is lurker

Anonymous said...

@ 12:57 yep. that's why we kept telling them to shit their asses down somwhere. arrogance put the spotlight on them. they both screwed over a lot of people too behind the scenes, and trust folks are waiting patiently to spill the beans. oh well. sad since they have three young babies that will fall victim to all this.

Anonymous said...

*sit lol

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you that cannot just live your life any old kind of way when dealing with people. You will reap what you sow. It may not be today, tomorrow or even 5 years from now...but just know that Karma has sealed your name and will eventually manifest itself into your world.

Chrissy Snow said...

When I saw those fools standing on that stage I knew it was trouble.

I can't imagine the number or artists who have been taken advantage and victimized by these people. The industry is filled with crooks and they are all connected in one way or another. Jay is another step up the totem pole. It's about damn time.

Just an observation said...

I want justice for Cathy White anyway it come. I'm tired of these lying ass frauds.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Greed has been the downfall of many and Jay is no exception.

Anonymous said...

I thought tidal paid artists way more than any other streaming service and thats why all those artists were up there. Im confused. I wonder would they do rkelly like spotify and apple music?

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

@ 1:54

She must have known some really bad shit about Jay. He has cheated with so many women but I always wondered why she was silenced. It had to have more than just exposing their relationship.

Anonymous said...

^^^Amen, when you get greedy, you get caught.

Anonymous said...

Manure is about to hit the fans.

Tippie Toes said...

Cathy was about to expose the human rituals and all the other secrets Jay told her during pillow pill talk. She was about to expose in-depth truth about the Illuminati

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Snitch your website is fucking up!! it keeps reloading and losing your comment saying oh snap.

Anonymous said...

1:16-- you ain't never lied.. for quite a along time, they've been in the spotlight. Like, "sit down" somewhere. It's like they; well really Bey, won't let anyone miss her. People like Sade for example, she can go into hiding and get mad love as if she never left. But these Carter's have stayed "out there."

HoodRat said...

The beginning of the end, folks. They’re conditioning us right now with him plastered all over the news. He’s on CNBC, Fox, cnn, abc, cbs and the list goes on. They’re showing him walking into the sec building. I got my popcorn and front row seat to his shitstorm! Let the poop-ening’ begin! Yasssss
The downfall is amongst us, I’m soooo happy!

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me Tidal has millions of songwriters on its label? Lol Next! These two get 10 lawsuits a piece every year, so they need to get in line.

Anonymous said...

Well several folks have said that Cathy was pregnant which is why Beyoncé got that surrogate for Blue. The day Cathy died old Beyoncé revealed her fake baby bump. These two are the worst. I'm not going to gloat that they are going down but sometimes people have to get shitted on to realize their shit stink like everyone else.

@1:16 you're right Beyoncé has stole so many people's ideas and music and the only person that stood up to her was Neyo. She really treated the former members in DC like dog feces. She doesn't even speak to her own father and he made her to the dirty superstar she is today. Look at how Gay Z did Dame Dash they are some low down people. The beating these white folks are going to put on Gay Z is going to be way more worse than the one Solange put on him.

Anonymous said...

But Jay Z doesnt OWN Tidal. Just like Diddy doesnt OWN Ciroc. Just like Rihanna doesnt OWN Fenty Beauty. So why are they targeting him???

Just an observation said...

I suspect Beydummy used her pregnancy to overshadow Cathy's death also. They covered it up too well for the masses who are blind and followers. Not the people who are hip to their bs. Explains why these two are allowing their numbers to be hugely exaggerated.

Just an observation said...

What's wrong in the dark always come to light.

Anonymous said...

The billionaire carter's PR team is in sweats right now. Creating a division that some loop-hole had some unfair advantage against them. Managing to save face with a garner of tangible lies with a mockery to favor their status. Have a media paid post pour some well-made planning of evidence to support their earnings. Where's Beyonce NOW and her hacking team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This lawsuit will go down the drain like Tidal.

Anonymous said...

@1:58
Yet another one of their lies. Something I notice about b & j, they tell the total opposite of the truth. Invert what they say and you might get the truth!
Tidal has lowered payments to labels from 62.5 percent to 55 percent, without renegotiating terms. (The company has, since launching, billed itself as the streaming platform that pays the most to creators; DN says that a 55 percent payout puts Tidal on equal footing with Spotify and Apple Music's terms.)"
www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/05/14/610945573/criminal-complaints-and-industry-investigations-target-tidal

Anonymous said...

@2:48
Geez I see I'm not the only one. I've noticed a pattern, whenever the Carters are getting exposed on something or having bad press, this website lags and freezes! This is a smaller kinda website, maybe they direct a lot of traffic to it to make it crash?

Anonymous said...

@4:09
No, it's not tidal that has millions of songwriters. The organisation that is suing tidal represents the rights of millions of songwriters.
Some of the people that tidal has screwed over to pay beyonce are represented by that organisation, so they're suing tidal.
When they faked a few hundred millions of streams for beyonce and paid her the royalty for herself and kanye, that money had to come from somewhere. It came from paying other artists and songwriters of Tidal less money and giving that amount to beyonce because the more streams, the bigger portion of money.
So that means she's a thief. Shocking.not.

Anonymous said...

So many people have insisted on being the shit between the carters ass cheeks, they never impressed me musically, never just a whole lot of down talking, and self worship amongst other nonsense, so glad when they are off the scene, it’s been torture for true music lovers to have these frauds clogging up the scene

Anonymous said...

5:34
Tidal's statement complaining that the Swedish newspaper has called Jay-Z a crack dealer in the past referred to him as "our owner". Now I know that might be smoke and mirrors cuz it's also advertised since conception as owned by artists.
They're not suing Jay-Z tho, they're suing Tidal.
The thing is, it is Jay-Z who has made himself the face of Tidal, it is Jay-Z who has presented himself as the owner of Tidal, it is Jay-Z who has made tidal totally all about himself since its beginning.
So now it's totally associated with him and making him a mockery! Hahaha!
That's called karma!!
(Maybe you're confusing the tidal stuff with SEC stuff. Those are two separate messes going on for Jay-Z right now. At any case the tidal stuff is related to Jay-Z, it's not a coincidence that it is beyonce who faked streams and stole money)

Anonymous said...

Damn Jay, I thought you would make It out this life without doing time,

✿✿Dotty✿✿ said...

He should have never gotten involved so heavy with Tidal. He put himself in the forefront. If it would have been a success no one would be saying shit. But since its a failure then everybody is blaming the face of the company--him.

Anonymous said...

Jiggaman, You Got 99 Problems & Deception Is (1).

#Jigga What, Jigga Who???

Anonymous said...

He got mad cuz black ppl said they weren't going to support this mess. Maybe if they would've went about things the right way and stop being deceptive black ppl would support them. But naw their all above us peasants.

Shonnie Williams said...

Speaking of beyonce and her repetitive dance moves, some chick (she's a dj i believe..can't remember) said that beyonce slept her way to the top. For the folks with sense we know she's been hoeing but her stans believe her talent secured her current position all the way up.

Shonnie Williams said...

This is the fall of b & j

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm anytime you are on top there is always some hateful bitch spreading lies she cant back up.......in additional news today. Water is wet and the sky is blue.

Anonymous said...

@12:53 pm: COMMENT OF THE YEAR! So appropriate and to the point- HE GOT 99 PROBLEMS AND TIDAL IS ONE! Lmaoooo ( pun intended)

Anonymous said...

Listen artist especially females; don't get mixed up in anything with Jayzs name on it; you will never be successful; all of the good and noteable hits will first be given to his wife; someone has prayed for RIRI because she keeps winning!!!!
Be smart please choose other avenue:(

Anonymous said...

@1:59 On youtube someone said that Cathy was blackmailimg him. She threatend to alledgedly write a tell all about them

Anonymous said...

What is this lawsuit 5,000? They've been washed up, falling and failing for the last 15 years. He's an idiot for investing into Tidal.

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