Jay Z’s Tidal set to be relaunch in the UK and U.S on March 30th.
As you might now have known, Jay Z is ready to take on Spotify and Apple with his acquisition (finally) of Tidal, WiMP and its parent company Aspiro for $56 Million.
Initially, it was reported that Jay Z bid to buy the music service and content provider was blocked by some minority shareholders at the company but it was later approved, clearing the way for a sale. “We have together with the major shareholders decided that it is best to accept the bid,” the leaders of the shareholders block said in a statement.
Unlike Spotify and other services currently on the market, TIDAL will offer high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and curated editorial, tailor made by experienced music journalists.
Full TIDAL Launch Next Week
While TIDAL has been available as a hi-def music service for several months, a full launch of the broader service is scheduled for Monday, March 30th, according to a countdown clock on the new TIDAL home page.
Like me, Jay Z didn’t like weird name ‘WiMP’, as it is formerly known for the music service provider. So, as of today, the WiMP brand has been retired.
Marking the beginning of a new era of music and video experiences for consumers everywhere, TIDAL is now the sole name for the service that was once divided between streaming services TIDAL and WiMP.
The next step in the evolution of streaming, TIDAL is a global entertainment streaming service and artist hub that delivers content the way the artists intend for fans to experience it: High-fidelity streaming music along with exclusive content, editorial, experiences and merchandise.
The name TIDAL reflects the groundswell of fans everywhere who demand better quality sound and video, and artists who want to further promote their music directly to fans, as the artists originally intended. TIDAL is a single destination for artists and fans to share ideas, exclusive content, songs, videos, studio sessions, rough tracks, personal conversations and more.
TIDAL music streaming experience at a glance:
- More than 25 million music tracks
- Lossless sound quality (FLAC/ALAC 44.1kHz / 16 bit – 1411 kbps)
- More than 75,000 music videos
- Curated editorial provided by experienced music journalists
- Dedicated apps available for iOS and Android devices
- Web player for PC/MAC
- Support for a wide range of home music network players
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