Jay-Z’s TIDAL Faces New Allegations / Accused Of Withholding Artists’ Money

Published: Thursday 17th May 2018 by David

Jay Z‘s efforts to support independent artists with his TIDAL streaming service have been billed phoney by his critics today thanks to new claims made by “sources” at three major recording labels.

What’s going down?

Find out below…

Last week saw the company accused of falsifying streaming figures to cheat the chart system and this week, after vowing to prove that the aforementioned claim is a lie, the company finds itself accused of failing to pay money it owes to Sony, Warner and Universal Music.

Music Business Worldwide reports, via Dagens Næringsliv,…

In a new report, DN suggests that multiple sources have informed it that TIDAL is “behind with payments directly to the three major international record companies”.

Two prominent Norway-based music businesses, independent label Propellor Records and its distributor, Sony-owned Phonofile, go on record to further comment on the matter.

“It is correct that there are delays in payments from Tidal,” says Sveinung Rindal, CEO of Phonofile / head of The Orchard in Norway.

“We have not been paid since October,” says Frithjof Boye Hungnes, CEO of Propeller Recordings.

Hungnes is also a board member of Fono – which represents Norway’s independent record companies.

Other parties claiming that TIDAL has not paid them for months include successful local artists Bjørn Gunnar Sando – drummer in and manager of Hellbillies – in addition to “Ravi” Johansen.

Jay is yet to respond to Dagens’ efforts to dismantle TIDAL himself but did, via the company’s spokespeople, condemn what he believes is a calculated smear campaign last week.

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  1. Erica May 17, 2018

    Just throw the whole company away, Jay you’re better than this

  2. pat May 17, 2018

    This company has been smoke and mirrors for ever.

  3. Meme May 17, 2018

    Throw the whole app away. It’s not a good bro. Sell this junk already.

  4. Alexandria (Formerly Known as Jasmine) May 17, 2018

    Well what is the purpose of Tidal? Likely, to be a startup streaming service that gets bought out by Apple or Spotify for big money. The problem lies with shady Tidal business practices (fake streaming numbers, not paying royalties, etc). Only way Tidal is going to survive moving forward is to pay up and be transparent with their real numbers and revenue. I don’t subscribe to any streaming service yet I can listen and download to any music or video free so I don’t see the purpose at all of any streaming service except to make money off poor people who waste their money frivolously and rich people who think streaming is “cool.”

  5. FACT CHECKER May 17, 2018

    It’s truly sad how blogs will disseminate ANY STORY to their readers without any effort to vet sources and fact check. Have you ever shared am article from this media site sourced to make the accusation before? The answer is NO. Have these accusations and allegations come from the RIAA, Soundscan or Billboard the actual sources that verify Streaming Stats guess what the answer to that is. NO

    As a Blog you have an obligation to not just repost and circulate stories but to give informed vetted information via trusted and verified sources or is clickbait the only end game i know it didn’t use to be for this site.

    • Selena’s World (Weeknd Who?) May 17, 2018

      Are you joking ? This is being reported everywhere and this is one of the more flattering reports because we all know tgj is pro Bey. You better google what tgj intentionally omitted to make Jay The Fraudster look good.

    • Meme May 17, 2018

      This is a BLOG my dear. A blog.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 17, 2018

      @Fat.. – There are other sites that HAVE and this list the site with full complete. Another poster even directed people on this site to where the full complaint is listed. Don’t act as though Jay-Z is above shenanigans as that has always been his m.o. since he has a criminal background that very much is the groundwork for his “business” ethic.

    • Bey Tea May 17, 2018

      The funniest thing is that you’re coming for TGJ when they literally contort themselves to put a positive thing on anything remotely related to the Carters. You clearly haven’t read the full story if you think what you’re reading here is bad. An independent Auditor is going to investigate the company. What do you think will happen if turns out that Jay really is being fraudulent? Right. Shut up and just be happy TGJ isn’t spilling the full tea for the sake of the Queen.

  6. ??? May 17, 2018

    lmao camel and his pet roach need to stop scamming people already lmfaoooo

  7. DanYiel Iman May 17, 2018

    Anything they do is looked at as a fraud yet WHO IN THE #BLACK COMMUNITY SUPPORTS THEIR OWN? Not many a bunch of fools tearing down another #Black business it’s what blacks are KNOWN FOR!!

    • Alexandria May 17, 2018

      I agree

    • ??? May 17, 2018

      lmao stop making excuses for camel the scammer and his pet roach the thief lmfaooo

  8. Xoxo May 17, 2018

    This is not good. Jay just let this endeavor go

  9. Keith May 17, 2018

    The Carters appear to be doing some good social justice work, but sometimes where there is smoke….

    Also, Mr. Carter must have pissed off SOMEBODY this time.


    • Erica May 17, 2018

      I don’t even think he p*** someone off. Anybody with common sense know Beyoncé couldn’t have got 190 million streams with tidal 3 million subscribers vs spotify who has over 25+ million and get them type streams with the weekend or any other big artist

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