April 28, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Tidal CEO Andy Chen had stepped down from the company and that former CEO Peter Tonstad would be serving in the interim. For some, the move was seen as a step towards progress – of moving the music streaming service forward and towards its goals. For others, the move was construed as an early indication of the company’s eventual demise. Well, in an attempt to brush away the cynics, Tidal owner Jay Z took to Twitter this past weekend to defend the potential competitor to Spotify.
A streaming music service aimed at redefining the relationship between artists and consumers, Tidal aims to provide a robust library of music to users – and without offering a free-tier: users must pay to use Tidal. With this strict, paid model in place, the streaming service hopes to offer exclusive content to these users – something that can’t be found on similar platforms like Spotify or Pandora.
Sick of all the critiques, Jay Z went on a brief Twitter rant this weekend to deflect all the crap thrown at him and Tidal:
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