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Tidal Unveils 'Discovery' to Showcase Emerging Artists

April 30, 2015

Tidal, the high-quality streaming service recently relaunched by Jay Z and other big-name musicians, announced a new Discovery section designed to showcase and promote music uploaded by young, budding artists. According to a press release,...

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Jay Z to Perform Special 'B-Sides' Tidal Concert in New York

April 29, 2015

Jay Z announced an exclusive New York concert for Tidal subscribers that will find the rapper performing tracks he's never played onstage or songs that haven't been part of his live arsenal for over a decade. Dubbed "Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides,"...

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Jay Z Defends Tidal: 'We Are Here for the Long Haul'

April 26, 2015

"Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…," Jay Z's rarely used Twitter warned before the rapper unloaded a 15-minute, 14-tweet defense of his oft-criticized Tidal, the high-quality audio streaming service the rapper recently acquired and...

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Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

April 17, 2015

Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality audio and exclusive content, the rapper and the Lazaretto rocker have personally...

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The 5 Most Powerful People in Streaming Music

April 13, 2015

Jay Z has made his $56 million move. Apple is at work attempting to crush the competition. Spotify racks up hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding. YouTube merely maintains its 1 billion-strong audience. Every player in music streaming...

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Jay Z's Tidal Service Fights for Streaming Music Supremacy

April 2, 2015

Tidal's key assets are the world's biggest pop stars, including Jay Z, Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna and Kanye West, and a set of principles that suggest artists should always receive proper compensation. But does the newly relaunched music-streaming service...

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Jay Z, Kanye Throw Support Behind Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

UPDATE 2: Tidal is live-streaming Jay Z's press conference at the bottom of the post.  UPDATE: Tidal has released a promo video for its upcoming livestream. In the clip, music artists who had aligned themselves with Jay Z's new streaming...

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Hear Jay Electronica Sample Jay Z for 'Road to Perdition'

March 6, 2015

Jay Electronica has shared a relentless new track, "Road to Perdition," after a low-quality version version leaked Friday morning. "Oh well, since it leaked... here's a better quality version," the rapper tweeted, posting a link to the track on...

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Jay Z Enters High-Quality Music Streaming Industry

January 30, 2015

After tackling the world of music, nightclubs, basketball team ownership and athlete representation, Jay Z has now set his sights on entering the gauntlet of high-quality streaming music. The New York Times reports that Jay Z has put in a $56...

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Mike Huckabee Blasts Obamas' Parenting for Playing Beyonce

January 14, 2015

Update: Beyoncé's fellow Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams defended the "Drunk in Love" singer to Mike Huckabee on a recent episode of The View, according to Gawker. "I was definitely offended," she said. "I'm not the Carter...

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Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company Amid Staff 'Streamlining'

April 18, 2015

Less than a month into Jay Z's Tidal reign, the rapper is already effecting major changes. The streaming service has parted ways with Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal's parent company Aspiro that Jay Z purchased for $56 million. Former Aspiro...

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Jay Z Practices for Carnegie Hall in 'Glory' Video

April 16, 2015

Always willing to go as big as possible, Jay Z surrounds himself with a full orchestra for the new video for "Glory," the 2012 track he penned and released after the birth of his and Beyoncé's daughter, Blue Ivy. The video is available...

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Beyonce Shares New Piano Ballad 'Die With You' on Tidal

April 4, 2015

When Tidal arrived March 30th with a star-studded press conference, Jay Z assured users that his new streaming service would feature "exclusive experiences" from the superstar artists that signed Tidal's declaration. As promised, the fledgling high-quality...

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Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...

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Jay Z, Jack White Team Up for 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Vinyl

March 18, 2015

Jack White's Third Man Records has prepared a limited-edition vinyl box set of Jay Z's 2013 LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The release, designed by the album's cover art designer, Brian Roettinger, includes eight seven-inch records in a clothbound binder,...

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Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Streaming Company

March 4, 2015

UPDATE: The bid from Jay Z's company has been accepted and the rapper's company will assume control of Aspiro. Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish...

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Jay Z Weighs in on NY Governor's Police Relations Plan

January 22, 2015

In a rare public statement, Jay Z commented on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to improve relations between police and civilians, revealed in Wednesday's State of the State speech. The rapper praised Cuomo's initiatives, which...

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Jay Z on Race: 'We're More Alike Than We're Separate'

January 6, 2015

Oprah Winfrey's Emmy-nominated Master Class series spotlights dozens of iconic African-American writers, actors, musicians and more discussing the civil rights movement. In the latest episode, Jay Z talks about the role hip-hop music has played in...

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Jay Z Urges NY Governor to Reform Criminal Justice System

December 11, 2014

Jay Z, Common and Russell Simmons met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to advocate for significant reforms to the criminal justice system. The meeting came in the wake of grand jury decisions in Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri...

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Jay Z's 'Run This Town' Sampling Lawsuit Dismissed

December 10, 2014

The copyright lawsuit that alleged Jay Z's "Run This Town" sampled Eddie Bo's "Hook & Sling Part 1" without permission has been dismissed. The lawsuit, brought forth by  TufAmerica, boiled down to how a sampled "Oh!" was utilized in...

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