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Jay Z Defends Tidal On Twitter

Jay Z took to Twitter earlier today to defend his much-maligned and superfluous new streaming service. "Tidal is doing just fine," her reassures, and then sets up the millionaire's club as the underdogs and says that the service is a victim of "big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign." He also finally… More »

By: James Rettig / April 26, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Beyoncé And Jay Z Album Coming To Tidal, Says DJ Skee

Tidal arrived on the scene as a lost cause, and it doesn't look like it's getting any better. They've failed to gain traction with users, and have resorted to gimmicky marketing tactics to hold onto the ones they have. The only thing that Tidal really has going for it is the promise of exclusives from… More »

By: James Rettig / April 23, 2015 - 8:54 am

Jay Z And Jack White Personally Calling Tidal Users To Say Thanks

Jay Z's streaming music service, Tidal, has been subject to lots of criticism here and around the music industry. And while we can't imagine anyone subscribing to the service just for exclusives that always end up leaking, somebody out there is using it. Business Insider reports that Jay Z has been calling these people to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 10:17 am

Jay Z – “Glory” Video

Earlier today Jay Z shared the video for the Blue Ivy-inspired 2012 track "Glory" on his new streaming platform Tidal, and now a version for the non-subscribers among us has surfaced. The clip shows Jay Z rehearsing for his Carnegie Hall performance back in 2012 -- Alicia Keys and Nas make cameos. Once again, thi… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Ben Gibbard Thinks Tidal Is Dumb, Too

Death Cab For Cutie put out a new record this year, Ben Gibbard's post-divorce effort Kintsugi, so perhaps that's why he's newly concerned about the future of streaming in the music industry. Following the roll-out of Tidal -- Jay-Z's superstar-sponsored effort to enter the music streaming world -- several musicians not included on the cool… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 11:59 am

Jay Z Pulls Reasonable Doubt Off Spotify

Reasonable Doubt, Jay Z's all-time classic debut album, has been removed from Spotify. Jay's camp hasn't provided official word as to why the record was removed, but given that it disappeared from Spotify just a week after Jay and his famous friends relaunched Tidal, it seems like he might be trying to force his fa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 6, 2015 - 10:54 am

Watch Beyoncé Debut “Die With You” In A Home Movie Shot By Jay Z

Beyoncé debuted a new song earlier today exclusively via Jay Z's preposterous Tidal streaming service. Of course, some generous soul has uploaded it to Youtube for most of the population that doesn't buy into Tidal. The track is an emotional ballad called "Die With You," and it's accompanied by a home video of Bey playing… More »

By: James Rettig / April 4, 2015 - 6:58 pm

The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through -- almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber is trying to pull off. For every Justin Timberlake there are many Jordan Knights, and Bieber risks becoming the next Aaron Carter if he can't get back to making headline… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday's titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called "8 Things We Found on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service." Those eight things were:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay's newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Haxan Cloak Says Jay Z’s Tidal Promo Ripped Him Off

Last night Jay Z began the rollout for his new streaming service, Tidal, but the campaign seems to have already hit a snag. Tri Angle Records artist the Haxan Cloak, a collaborator on Björk's Vulnicura, has been tweeting about how the sparse, beat-driven soundtrack to the video promo for the service bears resemblance to hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 3:18 pm

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service's big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries -- Jay, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he didn't just get some of music's biggest stars to tweet about the service's big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

Third Man Records Releasing Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail As Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

Jay Z previously said that Jack White's Third Man Records would be releasing his 2013 record Magna Carta Holy Grail on vinyl. Then nothing happened for about two years, and most of us forgot about it. Apparently, those two years were well spent prepping the limited edition box set, which is limited to 1,000 hand-numbered… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 18, 2015 - 12:27 pm

The-Dream Explains How Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” Inspired Half Of Watch The Throne

Super-producer The-Dream is the latest artist to be recruited by Genius to annotate some of his biggest hits. His list of annotations is pretty extensive, covering his solo work and the songs he's produced for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and more, plus some of them even include a back-and-forth between him and hi… More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

Jay Z Is Becoming A Streaming Mogul After All

Last week we learned that Jay Z's attempt to buy the Swedish music streaming service Aspiro was blocked by minority stakeholders. His future as the next Dr. Dre seemed bleak! But as well all know, Jay's not a businessman, he's a business, man, and it looks like his fortunes have turned around. Billboard reports that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Jay Electronica – “Road To Perdition”

The always-elusive underground rap star Jay Electronica may never get around to releasing an album, but that means it feels like an event every time a new song shows up online. When last we heard from him, he was sharing a stage at the BET Awards with Common, Vince Staples, and Mike Brown's parents. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

Jay Z’s Attempt To Become A Music Streaming Magnate Hits A Snag

Back in January, we learned that Jay Z -- or, anyway, Project Panther, a company owned by Jay's S. Carter Enterprises -- had put in a bid to buy Aspiro, a Swedish company that owns the streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Jay put up $56 million to buy the company, and the company's reviewing board… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z's Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 7:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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