Tag Archives: spotify

  • Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service Tidal Barely Making a Splash

    Apr 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *It’s been some rough seas so far for Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal. The mogul purchased the company from Swedish parent Aspiro for $56 million in January, believing music streaming is where the industry is headed. (Money generated from streaming shot up 39 percent last year, helping digital music match physical sales for the […]

  • Jay Z Responds to Criticism of Pricey Music Streaming App

    Apr 4, 15 by Deron Dalton 4 Comments

    *Jay Z responded to the criticism about TIDAL, the music streaming app he purchased for $54 million with silent partners. Black Twitter, fans and critics blasted high and mighty artists who focus on making money by charging them $20 for hi-definition music over issues impacting the Black community.

  • Taylor Swift Leaves Spotify; Joins Jay-Z’s Music Streaming Service

    Mar 26, 15 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment

    *Taylor Swift ditched Spotify, protesting its free services, to join the music streaming service, Tidal, owned by rap mogul Jay-Z, according to The Verge. Jay spent $56 million to purchase the Swedish tech company Aspiro. It services are available in dozens of countries, but it only has 500,000 subscribers, 17,000 of which are on Tidal.

  • Jay Z Bids $56.2M for Subscription Streaming Service Aspiro

    Jan 30, 15 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Jay Z just expanded his business portfolio with the addition of a subscription streaming service…in fact, the rival of popular streaming service Spotify. According to Billboard, the mogul has purchased Aspiro, the Swedish parent company of two subscription streaming services, WiMP and TIDAL. The offer of 464 million Swedish krona, or $56.2 million, represents a […]

  • Beyonce’s Self-Titled Album Finally on Spotify

    Nov 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *After nearly a year, Beyonce’s self-titled album is finally available on Spotify. A platinum edition of “Beyonce” with a six new remixes and bonus tracks is now available on the music streaming service. Released as a surprise last December, the set was originally only available as an iTunes exclusive but was later released on CD […]

  • Done Deal: Apple Acquires Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

    May 28, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Apple has officially announced that it has purchased Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics for $3 billion. With iTunes sales slowing, the move gives Apple something it desperately needs to compete in today’s digital music world – a subscription music service. While Apple’s App Store revenue is increasing, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty notes that iTunes revenue […]