"Its central accusation: ‘Beyoncé’s and Kanye West’s listener numbers on TIDAL have been manipulated to the tune of several hundred million false plays… which has generated massive royalty payouts at the expense of other artists.’ "
Sigh. I keep telling y'all the industry is pr, publicity & propaganda, a lot of what indie artists spend time chasing is not organic, its manufactured. Manufactured for royalties, buzz, ticket sales, streams, awards, performances, you name it... whatever they could leverage.
The massive numbers they were claiming could be easily disputed... the truth is, no one bothered to check. The data contained on the harddrive that sparked this investigation matches EXACTLY the data labels were given to calculate royalties...
This isn't Jay's only problem... he's also facing a subpoena from the SEC over the sale of Rocawear. People forget Jay before they dusted him off. Dame tried to tell y'all. My only question is will Obama, Hillary, the DNC, feminists or LBGT community cape for him the way he caped for them? Anybody else notice they're all crickets?
TIDAL accused of deliberately faking Kanye West and Beyoncé streaming numbers - Music Business Worldwide
Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv spills jaw-dropping revelations