March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Scandinavian streaming service WiMP is being rebranded as Tidal, the other service launched by its parent company Aspiro before its recent acquisition by a company owned by Jay Z. Tidal is now the main...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jay Z’s acquisition of WiMP and Tidal owner Aspiro has now been approved, with the company’s CEO Andy Chen describing the deal as “a game-changing move for Tidal” – which appears to be the lead...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A flurry of 99 Problems-related headlines yesterday, as Jay Z’s bid for WiMP and Tidal parent company Aspiro got back on track. The group of minority shareholders in the firm that had been threatening...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, rejected for now, it’s fair to say: there’s likely to be a period of negotiation for Jay-Z’s Project Panther Bidco to try to win round the 10% of minority shareholders in Aspiro, with a deadline...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The purchase of WiMP and Tidal’s parent company Aspiro by Jay-Z’s Project Panther looks a done deal, given that it’s already been approved by the company’s board and major shareholders. However,...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We sent out an alert on Friday about the news that a company owned by Jay Z has tabled a bid for Aspiro, the parent firm of streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Industry consultant Mark Mulligan pegged...

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January 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a good day if you like streaming music surprises: Jay Z is buying Aspiro, the Scandinavian company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Project Panther, a company owned by the rapper's S. Carter...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Aspire announced plans to rebrand its WiMP HiFi streaming service as Tidal for non-Scandinavian markets earlier this year. Yesterday Tidal went live in its first two countries: the US and UK. The details...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Scandinavian streaming music service WiMP is launching in the US and UK, and sensibly, has come up with a new brand that has less connotations of weakness. The new service will be called Tidal, and it...

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