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Tidal: more executive shifts underway as CFO, COO are fired

Tidal: more executive shifts underway as CFO, COO are fired

Music service Tidal has given two of its top executives the boot in what is its latest restructuring effort. The company has let go of both Chief Operations Officer Nils Juell and Chief Financial Officer Chris Hart, citing a geographic change as the cause. Most of Tidal’s workers are based out of Oslo, but the company has decided to move its operations and accounting teams to New York instead.

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Kanye West just doesn’t get it

Kanye West just doesn’t get it

When you're an artist, a big reason that you create your art is so that you can share it with the world. With that in mind, you generally want to make your art as accessible to the masses as you can. That's not to say that you should simply give away the things you make, but you might not want force your fans to pay a monthly fee on an exclusive platform, just for the privilege of experiencing your gift to the world. Yes, I'm talking to you, Kanye (and no, I don't think he's actually listening).

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New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

In case you haven't heard (possibly because you've been without internet, while living on Mars, under a rock), hip-hop megastar Kanye West has just released a new album, dubbed The Life of Pablo. When not engaging in fights on Twitter, West has been sharing tentative titles and track details for several weeks on the social network. Now it's finally here, and if you want start streaming it, you need to be subscribed to the Tidal music service.

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Stream The Beatles on these 9 services starting December 24

Stream The Beatles on these 9 services starting December 24

Just as was rumored earlier this week, one of the world's greatest music acts, The Beatles, will officially join the streaming music era on Christmas Eve. It was just officially announced that Spotify, Apple Music, and seven other streaming services will offer The Beatles' 13 studio albums plus four collections starting at 12:01 AM on December 24th in each timezone.

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Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming music service founded by Jay-Z, has announced that it's getting into the original programming game by bringing two TV series to its subscribers. As Variety reports, the show No Small Talk, a new series about rising stand-up comedians, will debut on Tidal today, November 3rd, while season two of Money & Violence, a drama taking place on the streets of New York, will come to the service in January.

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Tidal says it has hit the 1m subscribers milestone

Tidal says it has hit the 1m subscribers milestone

Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal has hit the 1 million subscribers milestone, and to celebrate the company will be holding a charity concert in New York. Tidal is a new music service, being only six months old and having survived despite some sharp criticism. The service billed itself as a music streaming option that puts the artists first, but better known services like Spotify — with free streaming options — were hard to contend with.

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Tidal begins selling new Prince album as CD or download

Tidal begins selling new Prince album as CD or download

In an unexpected move, music streaming service Tidal has started selling the new album from Prince, HITNRUN Phase One, as either a physical CD or via digital download. The album was released last week as an exclusive to Tidal, following Prince's decision to remove almost all of his music from other streaming services. Until now, HITNRUN could only be heard by Tidal subscribers, but with the option to buy the music physically or digitally, now anyone can hear it.

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Tidal gets exclusive Prince album ‘HITNRUN’ next month

Tidal gets exclusive Prince album ‘HITNRUN’ next month

Tidal has announced that it will be the exclusive home to Prince’s upcoming album HITNRUN, which was first revealed last month. This follows the release of HARDROCKLOVER and the artist’s fast absence from music streaming services. According to today's announcement, this partnership between Tidal and Prince has been long in the making, but was cemented by “mutual admiration and respect and a profound belief in artists’ rights." This partnership began back in May.

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Facebook Music streaming service tipped to battle Apple, Tidal, Google

Facebook Music streaming service tipped to battle Apple, Tidal, Google

A Facebook Music streaming service has been tipped to be launching later this year by insider sources. It's been suggested that this service will be similar to that of Apple Music or TIDAL, leveraging Facebook's massive following to bring in cash via the music streaming trend every other company under the sun seems to want to cash in on. Google has their Google Play Music. Apple has their Apple Music. Facebook - not a hardware company - may soon have their Facebook Music. It was only a matter of time.

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TIDAL launches family plans

TIDAL launches family plans

This week the folks at TIDAL have launched a full frontal offensive on the likes of their competitors with Family Plan pricing. This means more than one person can be on the same streaming music account. it also means that more than one person can access the same set of playlist or keep their own, all while one single person is paying the bill. Mom or Dad, that is to say. The pricing plan simply has a fifty-percent cut on the price connected to one standard account for up to four more users.

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Prince drops streaming music, towers over music industry with one track

Prince drops streaming music, towers over music industry with one track

Just as Apple Music arrives, so does Prince leave the streaming music universe. It's no coincidence that The Purple One has also released an ear-blasting new single track HARDROCKLOVER at the same time. This new track screams. It wails in protest. While it doesn't address the rise of the streaming music industry directly, it does push the envelope. It does remind us that Prince has the one true claim to being the greatest living rock star on the planet. He doesn't need to say so.

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Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

This morning we're having a peek at Apple Music in the wild for the first time. While we've gotten an opportunity to use the service earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC, this is the first we're getting to use the service just like everybody else. Our first question is undoubtedly yours, as well: does it make sense for me to give up the streaming music service I already use to start subscribing to Apple Music instead? Deciding whether or not to use the music service built-in to your device as made by its creator is a decision most high-end smartphone users have to make at some point in their lives - why not now?

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