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.