A lawsuit against Kanye West and Tidal strikes at music streamings newest problem

Yesterday (April 18), one indignant fan filed a lawsuit against West and the streaming company, claiming they duped customers into signing up for subscriptions under false pretenses. “If they can mark an album as an exclusive, they can generate a lot of interest,” says Jay Edelson, founder of Edelson PC, the consumer tech privacy law firm representing the plaintiff, Justin Baker-Rhett. “In this case, we had an artist who wanted it both ways—he wanted to force customers to use one platform where he was a part owner, but also didn’t want to lose out on sales [from other platforms].” – Amy X. Wang, Quartz