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How Did Rihanna's ANTI Go Platinum Already If It's Available For Free?!

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This is shady!

Rihanna is celebrating a platinum designation after ANTI, her eighth studio album, was deemed a massive seller this week by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)… but wait a second!!

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The album, of course, was released for free on Jay Z's music service Tidal — so how could fans have bought one million copies elsewhere if they could just get it there?!

After all, it's only been 24 hours, the RIAA's tracking week isn't even over, and there's no way the album has already sold 1 million legitimate copies!

But maybe there's something else going on

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Spotify Facing $150 Million Lawsuit Over Unpaid Music Royalties! Is This The Beginning Of The End??

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A little music streaming drama may soon impact how you listen to tunes!

Spotify was just hit with a $150 million class-action lawsuit led by musician David Lowery, the frontman to bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker.

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Lowery's suit argues Spotify knew about and willingly reproduced and distributed copyrighted compositions without obtaining mechanical licenses — fancy talk for basically arguing that Spotify played and promoted music without providing legal remuneration to the artists.

What's it all mean?

Well, this class-action suit comes in the middle of a tough time for Spotify, as the company is also in the middle of a settlement

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