TIDAL simply issued a press release in response to allegations being reported that the corporate is below investigation in Norway for “falsely inflating listening numbers.”
According to a report from BloombergQuint, the streaming service is being investigated by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim). The report explains the investigation is the results of the group’s a number of allegations from regional artist associations saying there's a potential earnings loss resulting from streaming information “manipulation.”
According to Complex, a TIDAL rep denied that the corporate is the suspect in any investigation.
“TIDAL is just not a suspect within the investigation,” the rep stated. “We are speaking with Økokrim. From the very starting, [Dagens Næringsliv] has quoted paperwork that they haven't shared with us regardless of repeated requests. DN has repeatedly made claims based mostly on info we consider could also be falsified. We are conscious that no less than one particular person we suspected of theft has been questioned. We can not remark additional presently and discuss with our earlier assertion, which nonetheless stands.”
TIDAL CEO Richard Sanders additionally stated again in May that he rejected and denied the publication’s claims. “Although we don't sometimes touch upon tales we consider to be false, we really feel it is very important guarantee that our artists, workers, and subscribers know that we're not taking the safety and integrity of our information evenly, and we won't again down from our dedication to them,” Sanders stated.
At the time, NB was accusing TIDAL for having faux streaming numbers for albums together with Lemonade and The Life of Pablo. TIDAL denied these claims and likewise knowledgeable subscribers that that they had employed an unbiased cyber safety agency. “We look ahead to sharing with them, and all of our companions, the outcomes of the evaluation as soon as accomplished,” Sanders stated.