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Tidal shifts fake-streams focus to ‘potential data breach’

Streaming service Tidal is under fire for a report by Danish newspaper Dagens Næringsliv claiming that it inflated the stream-counts of albums by Kanye West and Beyoncé, based on internal data from the company. Its latest...
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Dubset strikes deal to distribute mixes and remixes on Tidal

Dubset has announced its latest distribution deal for DJ sets and remixes, with streaming service Tidal. The agreement follows previous deals with Spotify and Apple Music, and builds on Dubset’s licensing agreements...
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Tidal adds liner notes for tracks and albums

Why don’t music-streaming services provide credits of the depth you used to get on vinyl and CD albums? It’s a question regularly asked on conference stages, with the simple answer that – accepting the fact that...
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Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services

Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
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Tidal hires former Kobalt president Richard Sanders as CEO

Tidal has a new CEO. An evergreen sentence that we get to use at least one or two times a year, it seems, for a role that’s become the music-streaming industry’s equivalent of Spinal Tap’s drummers. The latest incumbent...
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Meek Mill Tidal streams spark Billboard charts row

We were intrigued this morning by a slightly-defensive article on Billboard titled ‘Clearing up ‘Free Streams’ on the charts’, published in response to “misinformation posted online” about its albums-chart methodology. The...
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Apple Music gets exclusive livestream from Tidal co-owners Arcade Fire

We’ve written regularly in the last year about the shift in definitions of ‘exclusives’ on music-streaming services. Bar the odd exception, few albums are now exclusive to a single service, but Apple Music, Spotify...
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Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart

Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
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Jay-Z ‘4.44’ album reportedly on its way to Apple Music

The release of Jay-Z’s new album ‘4.44’ as a Tidal/Sprint exclusive has created plenty of debate and controversy. Just ask Mark Ronson, who was tweeting grumpily about trying (and failing) to hear the album after...
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Tidal launches its ‘On Air’ range of podcasts

The latest music-streaming service getting into the podcasts game is Tidal, which has announced a range of audio shows under the banner of ‘Tidal On Air’. it’s starting with five podcasts. In Real Life will focus...
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Sandbox Issue 182: Loose Lips Sync Hits

Lead: Musical.ly wasn’t the first lip syncing app, but it is comfortably the biggest. It now claims to have 200m users and offers a direct route to a young audience that sits outside of both traditional media and the...
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Jay-Z to make new album a Tidal / Sprint exclusive

It was quite a Father’s Day for Jay-Z this weekend: hot on the heels of news of the birth of his and Beyoncé’s twins, he also announced details of a brand new album, 4:44. It’ll be released on 30 June, but only...