Denmark's Koda society also announced an independent audit of the JAY Z-owned service.
Norwegian collection society Tono, representing around 30,000 songwriters, lyricists and composers, as well as more 2.5 million songwriters worldwide, has filed an official police complaint against Tidal, following allegations denied by the streaming service that it deliberately faked its play counts.
Last week, Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported that the JAY-Z-owned service had been manipulating its streaming data to grossly inflate the number of times that Kanye West's The Life of Pablo and Beyoncé's Lemonade were played. Tidal has strongly denied the newspaper's allegations, calling them "a smear campaign" made up of "lies and falsehoods," which it will fight vigorously.
The report, which was produced in conjunction with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) -- based on data passed to the newspaper by an anonymous source -- claimed that Tidal used genuine user accounts to significantly beef up the number of streams of both albums with more than 320 million false plays, alleging that the false data had "generated massive royalty payouts at the expense of other artists."