Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has come forward to speak out on the public streaming war between his TIDAL entertainment platform and Apple Music.
Yeezy went to Twitter Saturday (July 30) to unload his frustrations and suggest Apple cut TIDAL head Jay Z a check.
Last month, reports developed about Apple possibly looking into buying Jay’s TIDAL service.
Apple is exploring the idea of bringing on Tidal to bolster its Apple Music service because of TidalÔÇÖs strong ties to popular artists such as Kanye West and Madonna. The talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal, these people said. Terms of the potential deal aren’t known. (Wall Street Journal)
Some reports suggested Jay Z’s name attached to TIDAL could be a huge factor in the potential deal going down.
Tidal has about 4 million paying subscribers, according to the WSJ. (For context, Apple Music has 15 million.) Those canÔÇÖt automatically be moved over to Apple Music, but Apple should be able to persuade many of them to come over. It has whatever Jay-Z brings to the table for consumer marketing and artist relationships. (Recode)
TIDAL partner T.I. recently talked to SOHH and compared its services to competitors like Apple Music.
“I think itÔÇÖs already distanced itself from the other platforms simply because we have more unique usages. There are things that you can come to TIDAL for that you canÔÇÖt go to the other two services and get. There are things that you can get on the TIDAL platform that you cannot get anywhere else. It exceeds exclusive music. Although it includes exclusive music, I donÔÇÖt know anywhere else where you can go and get something thatÔÇÖs comparable to the TIDAL X performances or concert series. I donÔÇÖt know of another platform where you can go get that. I donÔÇÖt know of another platform where you could go get exclusive content like ÔÇ£Money & ViolenceÔÇØ that has a cult following and dynamic feel of the culture and the community. I think itÔÇÖs diverse in a way that sets itself apart from many of the other considerable mentions in this league.” (SOHH)
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Kanye West Wants Apple To Pay Jay Z: ÔÇ£This TIDAL Apple BeefÔÇÖs F*cking Up The Music GameÔÇØ : SOHH