Sources: Apple Is NOT Set To Purchase TIDAL

Published: Friday 1st Jul 2016 by Rashad
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Fans on the fence after reports of Apple Music’s intent to acquire TIDAL can breathe a sigh of relief knowing insiders at the company are saying the rumor is completely untrue.

After a story posted by Wall Street Journal yesterday, numerous outlets began reporting (and analyzing) the acquisition as the long-sought alleviation of the financial and reputational headache TIDAL was becoming for a number of key players – namely Jay Z.

However, just a day after the story got off the ground, it may already be deflated.  Details inside:

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The tweet above, from longtime New York Times music reporter Ben Sisario, adds to the growing number of reports from inside sources at Apple denying the acquisition will take place (despite talks for such to occur).

However, while we await official news from the tech giant, we may be hearing more about their ongoing battle with fellow streaming frontrunner Spotify beforehand.  Just two months after being criticized for “intentional sabotage” of Beyonce‘s Tidal-favored album ‘Lemonade’ (in favor of Drake‘s ‘Views’), Apple Music is being slammed by Spotify for ‘keeping its app update out of the Apple app store.’  The move, if true, is causing what Spotify classifies as ‘financial harm.’

Details via Billboard:

“Spotify claims Apple is being uncompetitive by blocking a new version of its iPhone app from the App Store.

In a letter sent to Apple’s top lawyer and passed to some congressional staff in Washington, D.C., Spotify claims the company is “causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers” in the process, Recode reports.

Beyond Spotify’s competition with Apple’s own subscription streaming service, Apple Music, at the root of the issue are Apple’s App Store policies it launched in 2011 that prohibit participating iOS apps to use payment systems other than its own iTunes system within an app. Since Apple Music launched a year ago, Spotify has publicly argued that this subscription policy punishes third-party streaming services, such as its own, with a 30 percent monthly fee on apps that use its billing system, effectively giving its own native service a leg up.”

It’s getting hard out here in these streaming streets!

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? July 1, 2016

    Apple don’t want that flop ????

    • flawda July 1, 2016

      The nerve of you calling something a flop when you probably go to work everyday for someone you don’t want to work for, while not making what you want to make. smh

      As for Tidal i do believe Samsung and Apple are interested in buying the company. Either it’s a threat to them or it’s undervalued right now. Big corporations don’t buy companies that’s struggling. I doubt Jay-z will sell when he has so much leverage with his catalog, Prince’s catalog, J Cole, Rihanna,Madonna,etc. I also think Beyonce just completed her last album with Sony/Columbia.

      • Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? July 1, 2016

        I’m a welder making good money. And Tidal is still a flop. And b**** I didn’t read that essay you typed. ?????

  2. Keri Qween July 1, 2016

    Well I knew that. Why would they want that struggling company ? They’re on top along with Spotify.

    • CherylSoldierr July 1, 2016

      Sis why do you even care? Keri hasn’t been streamed in years

      • Black power July 1, 2016

        Bitchhhh because she hasn’t released anything in years! And despite that she still as more streaming numbers than that flop you Stan for HOEE! Now what’s up????

      • CherylSoldierr July 1, 2016

        Sis the absolute kii is that she DOESNT. I’m screaming! Keri stays releasing on soundcloud and YouTube and you have the nerve to call others flops

      • hoeimHERE July 1, 2016

        umm you need to do you research! Cheryl is doing streaming numbers where??? NOT 1 of her videos have even hot 50 million viwers, hell Keri’s knock you down has more than all her streaming numbers combined. What part of NO ONE here in the US knows Cheryl don’t you get???

        And please Keri has never released anything on soundcloud you dumb ass she hasn’t released anything since her NBA era in 2011 so try again!

      • CherylSoldierr July 2, 2016

        The FUCKKKK? She release that trash buzz track on soundcloud that no one uses. And girl are you serious? Cheryl is wayyyyy bigger in the uk than Keri ever was in the us. Seethe about it

  3. Suicide Blonde July 1, 2016

    I never liked Tidal, I don’t know if it’s something to do with the Carters but I don’t like it.

    • CherylSoldierr July 1, 2016

      And no one likes you

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) July 1, 2016

        AGREED…NO ONE LIKES A KKK REPRESENTATIVE .

  4. TerryB July 1, 2016

    Tidal isn’t a flop. It’s not as popular as the other two but the numbers are growing!

    • OMG Logic!!! July 1, 2016

      Girl. A flop is a flop is flop is a flop. Accept it.

  5. OMG Logic!!! July 1, 2016

    Why on Earth would Crapple want the Camel’s dry turd. TIDAL is and always will be a flop. No need to waste money on it.

    What is going to get interesting is how Crapple will deal with what no doubt will be an incoming legal battle over competitive practices.

  6. RealNegro July 1, 2016

    Hov ain’t selling.

  7. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi July 2, 2016

    Wow

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