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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

Kanye West to Face Lawsuit Over The Life of Pablo’s Alleged Tidal Exclusivity

Kanye West and Tidal won't be able to dodge a lawsuit alleging that they tricked fans into subscribing to the streaming service under false claims.
Rob Arcand / June 23, 2018

Tidal Announces Investigation Into “Potential Data Breach” Following Reports of Fake Streaming Numbers

Tidal has announced an internal investigation into the security of their customer data, following the publication of a report earlier this month in the Norwegian paper Dagens Næringsliv which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 18, 2018

Now Tidal Is Reportedly Late on Payments to Labels

Tidal is struggling to make on-time payments to record labels and music distributors, multiple sources have reportedly told Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv. The Jay-Z-owned music streaming service is "behind with…
Anna Gaca / May 16, 2018

Jay-Z Compiling Album of Unreleased Prince Music for TIDAL

According to a new press release from TIDAL, Jay-Z is compiling a new album of unreleased Prince music in collaboration with the late musician's estate,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 11, 2018

Tidal Accused of Generating 300 Million Fake Streams for Kanye and Beyoncé

A new investigative report by the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv is alleging that Tidal falsely inflated the streaming numbers of Kanye West's The Life of Pablo and Beyoncé's Lemonade by over…
Andy Cush / May 9, 2018

TIDAL X Was an Absurd Marathon Run for the Greater Good

The TIDAL X benefit concert was a mess almost by design. Look at the billing: Tidal announced 30 artists for a benefit concert that started at…
Brian Josephs / October 18, 2017

Tidal Announces Third Annual Benefit Concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Tidal has officially announced that its third annual benefit concert, TIDAL X, will take place on October 17 at Barclays Center. The past events have…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2017

Kanye West Reportedly Leaves Tidal Over Financial Dispute

Kanye West is one of the original "artist owners" of Tidal, but he’s been chafing under the "Apple/Tidal bullshit" for a while now, and TMZ…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 2, 2017

Watch a Trailer for Tidal’s Mysterious ‘4:44′ Project

Earlier this week, a series of mysterious ads started popping up across the internet and in New York City. Showing 4:44 on a beige background…
Jeremy Gordon / June 7, 2017

What Are These Mysterious ‘4:44′ Tidal Ads Promoting?

Visit the homepages of a number of hip-hop-oriented music and culture websites this morning--Complex, 2DopeBoyz, The Undefeated, perhaps others--and you'll see the same banner advertisement:…
Andy Cush / June 6, 2017

Jeff Toig Out as Tidal CEO

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 expansion this…
Marc Schneider, Billboard / May 26, 2017

Purple Ads at Union Square Hint at Prince’s Return to Spotify

Tidal has been the only streaming service with Prince's catalog since July 2015, but Spotify is hinting that might change soon. Billboard notes that purple ads with just the…
Brian Josephs / January 30, 2017

Sprint Buys 33 Percent of TIDAL for a Reported $200 Million

Sprint has purchased 33 percent of TIDAL, the music streaming company owned by Jay Z and two dozen other artists. Terms of the sale were…
Taylor Berman / January 23, 2017

Prince Estate Sues Jay Z, Says TIDAL Doesn’t Have Streaming Rights

Prince's estate has sued Jay Z's Roc Nation over its claim that TIDAL has exclusive rights to stream the late artist's catalogue, as Pitchfork reports.
Anna Gaca / November 16, 2016
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