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...
May 21, 2018
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...
January 8, 2018
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...
November 6, 2017
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...
November 1, 2017
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...
August 8, 2017
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...
July 28, 2017
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...
July 21, 2017
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...
July 21, 2017
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...
July 3, 2017
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...
June 21, 2017
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...
June 21, 2017