Jay Z & Tidal Sued for $5 Million for Stiffin’ Artists

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Jay Z launched Tidal as a way for artists, writers, and producers to take higher royalty payments for their music. Well, it looks like Hov was full of shit, because Tidal is now being sued in a $5 million class-action lawsuit for stiffin’ artists of the money that they’re owed!

Filed by Yesh Music, LLC and John Emanuele​ from the band American Dollar, the lawsuit claims Tidal streamed 116 of the band’s copyrighted songs without paying them any royalties. But not only that, they claim Tidal used bogus numbers when it came to making payments, and even undercut some artists by as much as 35%.

Tidal doesn’t give artists or the public the stats on the total number of streams. This is how Jay and his crew have been able to be greedy behind closed doors!

The band claims they never received a penny from their royalty payments, and they want Hov to pay up!

Tidal sounds like it’s a sinking ship at this point. Even though Kanye’s T.L.O.P. album provided a boost in subscribers, it seems like Jay is ready to dump the streaming platform – he has been trying to sell it to Samsung for the past four months! Too bad he’ll still be on the hook for this $5 million lawsuit.

Peep the court docs here.


  1. JayZ don't do anything for the black community, so I don't see what's the hype with him at all..

    • quit looking for these black entertainers to give out hand outs give back toys or fed the hungry all these celebs do is kiss white ass and donate millions to charities then when whites get tired of them they drop them ask bill cosby guess they wanna take a few million of his dollars out before they off him hell be found not guilty i cant see cos in jail for nothing he learnerd what oj learned white p*ssy cost.

      and to think 50 years ago a black man would have been hung for even looking at a white girl.

  2. Once Madonna signed that paper with her old ass vagina laying on top……
    it was a wrap.

  3. Samsung's gonna wait until he's at his most desperate, buy it for peanuts at the last minute, then flip it for 8x more than what its worth. Then again, Jigga did the same thing with Rocawear to Dame Dash sooo…

  4. It's important to remember Jay-Z screwed over employees who worked at the 40/40 club. All of us need to stop wasting our time and money on him and his satanic slut Beyonce. Both of those two sons of bitches have done nothing for the black community.
    P.S. Fuck Jay-Z, Beyonce and the Beyhive!

  5. He seems to be a terrible business person. Why do people continue to do business with him.

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