Report: Apple Eyes TIDAL Purchase


Apple is reportedly sizing its rising rival TIDAL up this week.

Find out why below…

Jay-Z introduced the streaming service to the world in March 2015 with the help of several celebrity pals who signed on to pick up shares in the platform.

This year, after the Roc Nation jefe purchased it for $56 million from Aspiro, it seems Apple is preparing to rescue it from the trouble its faced since struggling to live up to expectations.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Apple is exploring the idea of bringing on Tidal to bolster its Apple Music service because of Tidal’s strong ties to popular artists such as Kanye West and Madonna.

The talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal, these people said. Terms of the potential deal aren’t known.

Apple has been working to secure close relationships with recording artists. It has provided marketing assistance to artists, while also helping to pay for music videos for high-profile artists in exchange for a certain period of exclusivity on Apple Music.

A Tidal spokesman has declined to comment.

If true,the deal would bolster Apple’s share in the world of streaming, adding to its Apple Music streaming service which is fronted by Dr. Dre, Drake, Ebro Darden and Jimmy Iovine, formerly of Interscope Records.


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  1. LB July 1, 2016

    That’s interesting, the concept of Tidal is very confusing, I think the company doesn’t know what it wants to become, which is unfortunate given the infrastructure.

    Thanks to the close relationship to big artists like Rihanna and Kanye West, they have pretty much turned the curve on Tidal, but still, apart from exclusives, there really isn’t much Tidal is offering me besides exclusives (which end up on Spotify anyway).

    I have plenty of ideas of ways in which Tidal can revamp and even improve their business and market position, but that is beyond the realms of this blog and its comment section.

    • Career Ender July 1, 2016

      who would take a business idea from a petty phaaag like you?
      a Devils Agent who spends half its day commenting on blogs and stan wars
      you are what no ome wants to grow up to be/be associated with ; opposite of success and love
      first get over your self hatred amd maybe just maybe some one in TGJ COMMENT SECTION can take you seriously
      for now you’re dismissed!
      keep that idea for yourself, get your family out of poverty first!

      • wrosy3 July 1, 2016


    • Career Ender July 1, 2016

      outside US , iPhone aint xit, numbers don’t lie
      rather sell it to Samsung!

      • Career Ender July 1, 2016

        this statement is not meant for hatebird

  2. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 1, 2016

    This is a smart move for the Carters and co. I do wish Tidal would’ve been a lot more successful, as I do love to support black owned businesses, but they did everything wrong from their marketing schemes to the actual product of the site. Forcing the public to pay for your service solely for the names attached to the product without any particular benefit except for “exclusives” was a sure recipe for disaster; it shows that you believe that us fans are mindless sheep where you can sell anything to us which surely was not the case. By selling the service and making a profit is the only smart move left for the company. Furthermore, I’m sure the Carters and co have learned a lot and will most certainly make another big business venture soon to keep the extra cash flow in.

    • Career Ender July 1, 2016

      basic fallacy and the essays, come thru!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 1, 2016

        Hey what’s up, no career at all? How’s it going girl, still can’t read…

      • Career Ender July 1, 2016

        no career ?
        aren’t you a student? how are your semester marks looking? worry about that. I’ll worry about my stressing engineering work

    • ilovemusic July 1, 2016

      I agree 100%. However from the beginning Tidal was always about the artist. Because every artist who signed up was a part of Tidal. This way the artist could get paid most of the money for their music instead of all of the money from the music going to one owner of the company. Ithe was the artist way to fight streaming services and the cost of producing actual cd’s.I do think everything you said about them thinking customers are mindless sheep is 100% accurate. Because in a anew effort to try to draw us away from lables like Apple, and Spotify they tried to draw us towards names. Which actually backfired on them. I have tidal and love it as well. Especially since I only pay $5.00 because I’m a student. But they did actually screw over artist actual sales. Rihanna could have sold alot more with Anti had it been available the first day everywhere else. Same with Kanye, Same with Bey, and everyone else who did a Tidal exclusive.Jay basically said hey idiots I have your faves drop your current services and come here. And everyone just pirated the albums. And I am sure this will not just he an endorsement for Jay but by him selling the company I’m sure he’ll become part owner.

      • Career Ender July 1, 2016

        well…. fug yo essays too, you nobody

  3. D July 1, 2016

    I agree with you.however,
    I have tidal and i really enjoy it. I like how it’s artists share exclusive things first.
    I also feel like its good for rap/hip-hop culture.
    Apple needs to relize that they can’t have everything geesh.

  4. well well July 1, 2016

    artists? the heck. it’s just a streaming service. got good numbers? if not it gon’ be sold. apple can afford it. they should do it. 🙂

  5. LOL July 1, 2016


    • Ayyseify July 1, 2016

      Kiii this years best selling album XD

  6. #Beyonce,Gaga,Nicki,Katy July 1, 2016


  7. mikey July 1, 2016

    The fact that you guys cut Beyonce out of this picture so she doesn’t look like a loser like all the rest of these tidal losers is HILARIOUS!!!!!

  8. flawda July 1, 2016

    LMFAO i see none of ya’ll have ever took a business class.

    If a company like Apple is offering to buy a company like Tidal that means it’s a threat or undervalued. Successful companies don’t waste money buying failing companies. I swear some of ya’ll don’t have a drop of common sense.

    As for Tidal i don’t think Jay-z will sell because he has leverage. I don’t think Tidal has to compete with Apple to be successful. There are different level of success. Target might not be as big as Walmart, but it’s still worth millions. Tidal can be a Target.

  9. flawda July 1, 2016

    FYI Why are ya’ll so damn fixed on artist sales. What’s the purpose of selling 1 million copies in a week if you’re only making 30 cents an album. If a company like Samsung or whomever say i’ll give you 10 million if you give away your album for free. That money is more than you would ever make selling albums.

    Sales are just meaningless numbers if you’re getting screwed because of a bad contract.

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