Prince's heirs are suing Tidal over streaming numbers and royalties

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PRINCE:  Heirs sue Tidal over streaming numbers

Prince’s heirs say Tidal is lying about streaming numbers and cheating them out of royalties. 

Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson say that Jay-Z’s streaming service cooked the books, inflating the streaming numbers for Beyonce’s Lemonade and Kanye West’s Life of Pablo. By adding several hundred million false streams, the service allegedly earned more than their fair share — which meant a smaller share of the pie for everyone else. 

The heirs want a judge to reconsider an order granting Tidal exclusive streaming rights for an upcoming album of unreleased Prince music.

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PAUL McCARTNEY:  Two new songs will be released this week

Paul McCartney has just announced what we first reported exclusively last week -- he'll release two new songs today (Wednesday).

“I Don’t Know” and “Come on to Me” will be out as a double A-side single. These are from his new album, which will be out in the fall.

In describing the two songs, a release from Capitol Records reads: "'I Don’t Know' [is] a plaintive, soul-soothing ballad as only Paul can deliver, and 'Come on to Me' [is] a raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze.

MICHAEL JACKSON:  Broadway musical planned

Michael Jackson is the next pop music legend whose life will fuel a Broadway musical.

Word this morning that the Michael Jackson estate is partnering in stage musical inspired by the life of the King of Pop. The still-untitled project will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score that is "made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history." The musical is expected to arrive on Broadway in 2020.

So far, there is's no word on casting -- expect a long process to choose the man to play Michael.

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