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Apple Music vs. Tidal

Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:18 am PST by
Apple Music and Tidal are well known for their exclusive releases and both streaming services have been around since 2015. In that time, Apple Music has become the most popular streaming service in the US, but Tidal has a dedicated subscriber base for a variety of reasons. Dubbed as the artists' music platform, Tidal is owned by Jay-Z and a variety of other successful music artists, and the ...

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Apple Quashes Rumors of Potential Tidal Acquisition

Thursday September 15, 2016 1:52 am PDT by
Apple has moved to quash rumors that it is interested in purchasing rival music streaming service Tidal, according to BuzzFeed. Back in June of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "in talks" to acquire Tidal, which has fiercely competed with Apple Music for exclusivity rights to top list artists. However, pushed on the subject in a forthcoming interview, head of...
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Kanye West Wants Meeting Between Tim Cook and Jay Z to End 'Beef' Between Apple Music and Tidal

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:31 pm PDT by
In a series of tweets sent out this afternoon, musician Kanye West claimed that the schism between Apple Music and rival streaming music service Tidal is negatively affecting the music industry as a whole. West is one of the artists closely aligned with Tidal, who's also one of its co-owners, along with the likes of Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, and others. In three...

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z's Streaming Music Service Tidal

Thursday June 30, 2016 3:40 pm PDT by
Apple is in talks to acquire rapper Jay Z's streaming music service Tidal, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter." The talks are said to be exploratory and "may not result in a deal," but Apple is considering the purchase to bolster its Apple Music service. A Tidal spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that Tidal executives had not held talks with Apple, and ...