Kanye skips Tidal exclusivity, drops new album on Spotify and Apple Music

Back in 2016, Kanye West announced that his latest album be available exclusively on Tidal. This morning, its follow up, the simply titled ye, arrived on that service, Spotify and Apple Music all at t

Crunch Report | Sprint Takes 33% Stake in Tidal

Sprint takes a 33% stake in Tidal, The SEC is investigating Yahoo, a study from Cambridge on vaccinating fake news, Apple fixes more MacBook Pro bugs and a big Snapchat redesign hits iOS. All this on

Sprint takes 33% stake in Tidal, plans streaming music for its 45M users

Here’s an interesting turn of events in the ongoing story of the streaming music industry. Today, Sprint, itself owned by Softbank, announced it would take a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the stre

Tidal rolls out a track editing feature for mobile users

Tidal’s latest feature has arrived with as little fanfare as humanly possible. The music service has snuck in a new Track Edit, accessible by opening the Option menu while playing a song. Available

Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn’t mean artists with exclusives get treated equally

Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning, originating from a Bloomberg article.  When confr

Pandora may finally launch on-demand streaming

After years of resistance, it looks like Pandora is about ready to jump on the on-demand streaming wagon. According to a report from the WSJ, Pandora is in the process of signing deals with record com

Apple might buy Jay Z’s Tidal music app

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Apple is in discussions with Tidal about acquiring its music streaming app, which offers exclusives and early releases from big artists like Beyonce a

Spotify seeks more personalized playlists after Discover Weekly finds 40M users

Apple Music, Tidal and, until recently, Spotify, failed at music discovery because they stuck to a blog-style format. But Spotify has cracked the code with a Facebook News Feed-style personalized, fre

Google Play Music, Spotify, TIDAL & more join T-Mobile’s Binge On

T-Mobile is again expanding its Binge On program, with news this morning that a number of video services, including Google Play Music, NBC, TIDAL, Spotify, Radio Disney and others, will now be made

Jay Z, Tidal & Kanye West sued for misstatements about ‘The Life of Pablo’ exclusivity

Kanye West’s decision to flip-flop on whether or not his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” would be an exclusive to music streaming service Tidal, has now been met with a class action

Kanye West’s new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ is no longer a Tidal exclusive

So much for Kanye West’s plans to make his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” a Tidal exclusive. The artist, who has changed his mind numerous times with regard to this latest release,

Kanye West releases a track from new album to Apple Music & others, after promising a Tidal exclusive

Remember the chaos surrounding Kanye West’s release of his new album, “The Life of Pablo” last month? The artist had originally said his album would be a Tidal exclusive, which drove

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ is the first SaaS album

Kanye West dropped a new album, sort of. It’s not really finished yet - he’s still publicly tweaking lyrics, arranging the song order, adding and subtracting material. In the technology industry,

Kanye West Says His New Album Won’t Be On iTunes Or Apple Music

It's hard to know what's up with Kanye West right now. Perhaps the value of Twitter just clicked with him, maybe he's upped his self-importance in the universe further, or perhaps this is clever marke

Thousands Bought Kanye West’s New Album, But Never Received Their Download

Digital music service TIDAL climbed to the top of the App Store, thanks to scoring the exclusive rights to Kanye West's new album, "The Life of Pablo" - but that release hasn't exactly been going as p

Tidal Tops U.S. App Store After Landing Exclusive Rights To Kanye West’s New Album

After scoring exclusive streaming rights to Kanye's new album, The Life of Pablo, Tidal has taken over the number one spot on the U.S. App Store.

Yeezy Season Approaches As Tidal Scores Stream Of Kanye’s Fashion Show Concert

Yesterday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the launch of both his new album and season three of his ultra-popular fashion brand, Yeezy. The brand will debut its latest duds and kicks at a star-

Meeting Between Jay Z And Samsung Could Forecast Tidal Acquisition

It would appear that Jay Z, rap legend and Tidal music screaming service owner, has been hanging out with the folks over at Samsung. According to a report from Variety, Jay Z had a meeting in Samsung&

Jay Z’s Tidal Catches Up To Competition With Launch Of A Family Plan

Jay Z’s hyped music streaming service Tidal, which focuses on high-fidelity streams and exclusive content – including most recently, Prince tunes – is attempting to catch up to

Prince Won’t Stream 4 U (Unless You’re On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music)

Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists. Music from the artist currently known as Prince
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