Prince Heirs Want Out of Tidal Deal Due to Reports of Inflated Streaming Numbers

Prince’s heirs signed with Jay-Z’s Tidal for exclusive streaming rights to the late icon’s music, but since the company is being accused of lying about streaming numbers they want out.

via TMZ:

The attorney for Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson blew the whistle on Tidal with the probate judge in Prince’s case. In a letter, obtained by TMZ, they say Tidal’s been accused of “inflating the streaming numbers” for Beyonce‘s “Lemonade” and Kanye West‘s “The Life of Pablo.”

They say Tidal allegedly boosted the numbers by several hundred million streams … which would jack up the royalties paid to Bey and Ye.

The heirs are asking the judge to reconsider the order that granted Tidal exclusive streaming rights for an upcoming album of unreleased Prince music. They say they don’t want the estate getting caught up in the streaming service’s legal problems.


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