You may have seen some reports on Twitter this week about TIDAL being accused of “deliberately faking” millions of streams for top-tier artists like Beyoncé and Kanye West. The report, which originated from Norwegian outlet Dagens Næringsliv, claimed the Jay Z-backed streaming service had “manipulated” streaming numbers to generate higher royalty payouts for Yeezy and Bey “at the expense of other artists.” However, in a statement to Complex on Wednesday, TIDAL called the claims “ridiculous” and characterized them as part of a larger anti-TIDAL smear campaign from the publication.
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