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The world changed Tuesday, and yet it carries on. Most of us still have the same responsibilities we did at the beginning of the week,…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm

But Who's Buying?

No Wave: Is This The End Of Tidal? And If So … Then What?

On June 30, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks to acquire Tidal, the on-demand music-streaming service launched by Jay Z (and…
Michael Nelson | September 27, 2016 - 10:07 am

The Week In Pop

Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine -- so famous that…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

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Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, & More Playing 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn Concert

For the last four years, TIDAL has put on an annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn charity concert, despite all the ups and downs of the streaming…
James Rettig | October 10, 2018 - 12:19 pm

Kanye West & Tidal Must Face Fraud Suit Over The Life Of Pablo Exclusivity Claims

A fraud lawsuit against Kanye West and Tidal is being trimmed but will continue on, following a judge's ruling last week. On Friday,…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 26, 2018 - 10:21 am

New Prince Album Coming To Tidal Next Year

The Prince Estate and Tidal have announced an agreement to release an unreleased Prince album on the service in 2019. The two entities previously went
James Rettig | May 11, 2018 - 1:34 pm

Report Accuses Tidal Of Falsifying Beyoncé & Kanye West Streaming Numbers

A new report accuses Tidal of falsifying Beyoncé and Kanye West's streaming numbers. Last year, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv launched an investigation into the…
James Rettig | May 9, 2018 - 11:07 am

Kanye West Parts Ways With Tidal

Update 7/6/17 at 12:00 PM EST: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal's exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is…
Andy Gensler / Billboard | July 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Kanye West Reportedly Leaves Tidal Over Financial Dispute

UPDATE: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal’s exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is alleged to be Tidal’s failure…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

New Tidal Subscribers Can’t Hear JAY-Z’s 4:44 Unless They Also Have Sprint

Last night, at midnight, JAY-Z released his intense and personal new album 4:44. As previously reported, the album is a Tidal exclusive. But it's not…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2017 - 8:43 am

Taylor Swift’s Music Returns To Spotify As Katy Perry’s New Album Drops

Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora.
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press | June 8, 2017 - 9:13 pm

Tidal’s 4:44 Is An NC-17 Movie Starring Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o, & Danny Glover

Mysterious ads reading "4:44" began appearing online and in New York subways this week, and given their apparent association with Jay Z's streaming service Tidal,…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 10:30 am

Are Tidal’s 4:44 Ads Promoting A New Jay Z Album?

All signs point to Jay Z prepping a new album for release this year, his first since 2013's highly questionable Magna Carta Holy Grail. He's…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Tidal Loses 3rd CEO In 2 Years

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years. "As part of Tidal’s continued…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | May 26, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Preview Grimes’ “Venus Fly” Video, Out Tomorrow

Grimes' video for Art Angels track "Venus Fly," which features Janelle Monáe, will debut on Tidal tomorrow at noon EST. She's shared a short teaser…
James Rettig | February 1, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Sprint Bought 33% Of Tidal

In 2015, around the same time that Jay Z bought Tidal's parent company for $56 million, the New York Post reported that telecommunications giant Sprint…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2017 - 9:18 am

Prince Estate Seeks Spotify And Apple Music Deals, Continues Legal Fight With Tidal

When Prince died last April he was obviously one of the most searched artists on streaming services as people looked to mourn his death, but…
Collin Robinson | January 10, 2017 - 11:53 am
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