Tidal launches personalised video-mix playlists feature
Tidal has launched a new feature called ‘My Video Mix’ which, as you will have guessed from the name, offers a series of video playlists to users. Blending human editors’ recommendations with machine-driven picks based...
November 27, 2019
Tidal adds social features (oh, and threatens to sue Norway)
Tidal is the latest music-streaming service to hop onto the ‘stories’ social-media bandwagon. Its mobile app can now share music (tracks, albums, artists and playlists) to Instagram and Facebook stories, while videos...
August 21, 2019
Tidal adds ‘interactive credit pages’ for listeners to explore
The latest streaming service upping its efforts to credit more people who worked on recorded music is Tidal. It has launched a new feature that it’s describing as “interactive credit pages” which it promises will help...
July 3, 2019
Tidal has lots of things up its sleeve for the exclusive on Prince’s new album.
Remember streaming exclusives? Everyone seems to have given up on them. Well, everyone except Tidal. It has announced that it has the exclusive on Originals, a posthumous album from Prince containing a number of unheard demos...
May 30, 2019
Report 422: Playlisting’s next leap forward
Playlists have been referred to as everything from the new album, the new compilation, the new greatest hits, through to the new radio, the new MTV and more. Whether you’re a pop act trying to build a truly global audience...
March 27, 2019
Tidal’s MQA-powered hi-res tracks now available on iPhone
Hi-res music tech firm MQA has been a partner for streaming service Tidal for a long time now. Yesterday saw the latest expansion of the pair’s relationship: MQA’s master-quality tracks are now available to listen to...
March 12, 2019
Tidal launches $1m initiative aimed at emerging artists
Tidal’s latest initiative for emerging artists will see the streaming service distribute $1m in grants, supported by venture-capital veterans Mark Lampert and Robert Nelsen. Starting in Detroit, artists will apply for ‘Tidal...
February 22, 2019
Tidal denies it’s a suspect in ‘fake streams’ investigation
Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) has been doggedly investigating Tidal’s business for several years now (reminder for recent readers wondering about the Norwegian connection: Tidal started life as Scandinavian...
January 15, 2019
Tidal takes MQA-powered ‘Masters’ hi-res music to Android
It’s two years since streaming service Tidal unveiled its ‘Masters’ feature, offering studio-quality hi-res music for subscribers to its top-end ‘HiFi’ tier. That was a partnership with hi-res music firm MQA, but...
January 8, 2019
Tidal launches its own algo-personalised My Mix playlists
Remember the days when Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist seemed like algorithmic sorcery? Now the idea of ‘algo-personalised’ streaming playlists is almost commodified: or at least, most streaming services have them...
December 19, 2018
Sandbox Issue 217: Transfer Time. How to move fans from underperforming social channels
Lead: Artists have had to adapt to streaming microroyalties being minuscule – but equally they have had to grapple with organic reach on Facebook now nudging close to 0%. They can, of course, spend their way out of it;...
December 3, 2018