Norwegian Report Alleging Tidal Manipulated Beyoncé & Kanye West Stream Counts Raises Questions: Analysis – Billboard

A Norwegian newspaper investigation alleging that JAY-Z’s Tidal manipulated listener data to add hundreds of millions of false plays to Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo begs a question: Why would the streaming service want to pay those artists’ record labels millions of dollars for streams that never occurred?

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