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

TIDAL Announces Charity Concert Featuring Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Blood Orange, and More

On October 15, TIDAL will bring the stars out once again at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the TIDAL X: 1015 concert. This year's iteration will…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

Kanye West Critiques the TIDAL-Apple Music Rivalry for ‘F**king Up the Music Game’

Kanye West is known as a big supporter of Jay Z's TIDAL music streaming service — he appeared beside Jay at the service's launch, and he used its live-streaming capabilities…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

DJ Mustard Snags Nicki Minaj and Jeremih for TIDAL Exclusive, ‘Don’t Hurt Me’

The exclusivity war between digital streaming service providers wages on this evening with DJ Mustard's new TIDAL exclusive "Don't Hurt Me," a track that features Nicki…
Brennan Carley / June 15, 2016

Well Hell, Jay Z Finally Addresses ‘Lemonade’ on His New ‘All the Way Up’ Remix

Consider us floored: Jay Z has just dropped a remix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma's street anthem "All the Way Up." A TIDAL exclusive…
Brennan Carley / May 24, 2016

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ Is Finally Available for Download

As it becomes increasingly clear that Tidal is just a bunch of toddlers in a trenchcoat, noted Pirate Bay user Kanye West has finally allowed…
Dan Weiss / April 1, 2016

Deadmau5 Calls Out TIDAL Salesman Kanye West for Using Pirate Bay to Torrent

Update: In a statement to Pitchfork, Kanye West's camp claimed that his tweet was a joke, and that the photo was not of his computer. "Kanye's…
James Grebey / March 2, 2016
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