TIDAL can’t seem to stay away from the headlines.
Just last week, the music streaming service was accused manipulating streaming numbers to boost payouts for artists like Beyoncé and Kanye West.
Today, TIDAL is being accused yet again for reducing payments to artists from 62.5 percent to 55 percent, according to NPR.
The report says it was surreptitiously given hard drive that contained internal Tidal play data, and worked with researchers at the Norwegian University Science and Technology who analyzed the hard drive logs.
A lawyer for Tidal named Jordan W. Siev told the Norwegian paper that he believes the data was stolen, and that “DN exhibits complete lack understanding the data.” Moreover, Tidal denies that any play data has been manipulated, or that any royalty structures have changed.
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