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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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Tidal fires CEO amid fears of competition from incoming Apple Music

Tidal fires CEO amid fears of competition from incoming Apple Music

Tidal has just let go of its CEO, Peter Tonstad. As Tonstad was only the interim CEO, it's natural that his time with Tidal would come to an end. But, Tidal doesn't have anyone stepping in to take over as CEO, indicating the change is abrupt. Tonstad had only been with Tidal since April when he replaced the previous CEO, Andy Chen. This juggling act of power positions comes as Tidal gets a new competitor on the streaming scene, Apple Music.

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TIDAL launches beta desktop apps for OS X and Windows

TIDAL launches beta desktop apps for OS X and Windows

If you are not too keen on using your mobile device for listening to music and you have grown tired of the Web player for whatever reason, TIDAL now has a new option: beta versions of its desktop software, which is now available for download. Both Mac and PC versions of the software are available, with the Windows version supporting Windows 7 and higher, and the Mac version requiring OS X 10.6 and higher. That’s not the only announcement, however.

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Spotify Video launches return fire at Tidal

Spotify Video launches return fire at Tidal

A number of updates to Spotify are announced by CEO Daniel Ek including a "video capsule." This video capsule will be launching with partners such as Comedy Central, Vice News, and MTV. At this time it's not entirely clear whether or not this portal will work with music content only, or if it'll expand to a wide range of oddities in the near future. The update to Spotify's apps will occur beginning this afternoon. The video wars have only just begun.

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Tidal did NOT just jack up their price

Tidal did NOT just jack up their price

Earlier today it appeared that the iOS version of Tidal's music streaming app had pushed a price increase on users. In fact, this price increase isn't new. Also in fact - it isn't universal. It's only through Apple's mobile products. With iTunes, according to Tidal, "Apple's policy is to charge TIDAL subscribers a 30% fee on your monthly subscription, for the life of your subscription, if you activate your subscription through the TIDAL app on your iPhone that you have just downloaded."

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Tidal’s secret weapon: Live Concerts

Tidal’s secret weapon: Live Concerts

This month Tidal is really, truly underway. In addition to bringing Hi-fi music to the masses, this artist-owned multimedia service is aiming to amp up their value proposition by bringing live concerts to their service. We've already seen a live Jack White concert - just this Sunday - now we've got a full-length Jay-Z concert at hand, complete with a rather unique bit of content therein. This might be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to doing battle with streaming opponents Google Music and Spotify.

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