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Tidal accused of faking streaming figures

Tidal accused of faking streaming figures
Obviously, when reporting allegations you have to be very careful, but the actual Norwegian police have launched a criminal investigation into Tidal, so here we are.
Yep, a crime. Tidal have been accused of lying about how many streams Beyonce’s Lemonade and Kanye West’s Life of Pablo achieved, by a factor of hundreds of millions of streams, figures which affect both the income those acts received, and how important and popular Tidal looks to the world at large. 
Tidal deny all this, and the whistleblowers seem to be ex-employees of Tidal bound by confidentiality agreements but who spoke to Norwegian paper Dagens Naeringsliv.

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