A music collective in Norway that represents 30,000 songwriters, lyricists and composers has filed a police complaint against Tidal and Jay Z, accusing them of falsifying music streaming figures.
Norwegian collection society Tono, which also represents more than 2.5 million songwriters worldwide, has filed an official police complaint against Tidal, following allegations that the streaming service deliberately faked its play counts.
The police report is a precursor to a lawsuit, which Tono is considering filing.
Other music organizations have also filed police complaints against Tidal and are considering filing lawsuits in the near future, according to Billboard.com.
Meanwhile, Jay Z arrived at the SEC offices to sit for a deposition in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 15.
The 47-year-old rap mogul was ordered to appear in federal court to show cause why he shouldn’t testify to the SEC which is looking into potential accounting violations by Iconix Brand Group.
Jay Z blew off two previous orders to appear in court earlier this year. He sold his Rocawear apparel brand, which he co-founded in 1999, to Iconix for about $204 million in 2007.
Iconix paid Jay Z over $200 million to acquire Roc Nation clothing assets in 2007.
But Iconix reported a lower sales figure than the actual number that Jay Z reports he received for the Roc Nation assets.
The father-of-5 dressed casually in a white tee, black windbreaker, black jeans and a black ball cap.