Huge! JAY-Z Sells Majority Stake In TIDAL To Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey In Deal Worth Almost $300 Million

Published: Thursday 4th Mar 2021 by Sam

Jay-Z continues to make major moves. And his latest relates to streaming service TIDAL. 

For, the mega-mogul has just sold a majority stake in the platform to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. 

Full story below…

Moments ago, Jay, Tidal, and Dorsey’s tech company Square, Inc jointly revealed that the latter had acquired a majority stake in the streamer.

Touted as a “significant majority,” reports say Square will pay $297 million in stock and cash for the stake in TIDAL. Jay-Z will join Square’s board.

Speaking on the seismic deal, Jay tweeted:

“This partnership will be a game-changer for many. I look forward to all this new chapter has to offer!

Jack is one of the greatest minds of our times, and our many discussions about TIDAL’s endless possibilities have made me even more inspired about its future. This shared vision makes me even more excited to join the Square board.

I said from the beginning that TIDAL was about more than just streaming music, and six years later, it has remained a platform that supports artists at every point in their careers. Artists deserve better tools to assist them in their creative journey.”

The news comes after an earlier report hit the wire suggesting a deal was imminent.

It’s a fascinating new chapter in the TIDAL narrative, which first began back in 2016 when Jay purchased the Swedish platform and rebranded it as the artist-owned streaming service it is today.

In a bid to make waves as streaming established itself as music’s leading format, TIDAL explored exclusive releases from some of its banner acts, moved into the live space, and more.

The company later received a boost when Sprint purchased a percentage in 2017.

And while TIDAL amassed a loyal base, its subscriber numbers paled in comparison to market leaders such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Time will tell if its new owners can turn the tide, so to speak.

For Jay, it serves as another day, another deal.

As reported, he sold 50% of his successful luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spaces) to Moët Hennessy in a mega-millions deal.

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 11

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. I Hate whyyt n blcc March 4, 2021

    Ohhhhhhhhh baby. I’m c****** darling, wheeew, yes jayz do it hunny, f*** me f*** me, let us get that d***, daddy

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 4, 2021

      Sorry u ain’t Queen B nor Rihanna so get a life bish 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 U r not even on teariri mari’s level 🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿

  2. Keyshia March 4, 2021

    He knows damn well he shouldn’t have sold Tidal atleast majority of it, they must’ve brought up his drug dealer past and said we’re taking it, yall know we can’t have nothing. He could’ve did so much with tidal and hired young new talent to do what jack is so called going to do. Idk this seems fishy….
    Tidals platform by itself is better than Apple,SoundCloud etc

    • BeysBBL March 4, 2021

      Tidal is a flop

    • Lanafan1 March 4, 2021

      What? Lol

  3. Danyboo March 4, 2021

    Looks like he’ll be in the top 3 on the celebrity 100 this year. I could use new jay z album

  4. WRTW? March 4, 2021

    So he made 800 million this year alone. Beyoncé ain’t dumb

  5. Queen Khiayoncé March 4, 2021

    What is so huge about a Black man selling much his ownership to a “lucrative” business to a white man???

    • Beat Up March 4, 2021

      Buying and selling is apart of the game. Jay is a business man and there will be plenty to invest in moving forward. No loss here.

    • I can’t March 4, 2021

      It’s not like Tidal was his primary source of income. This was one of many side hustles. Some people purposely sell the majority so they can sit back and let someone else do most of the work, while they still get their cut every month. He’s making his money work for him. It was an investment. You have to sell at some point, to get your return.

  6. DC3 FOREVER March 4, 2021

    Hate him or love him this dude is a BUSINESSMAN & a BUSINESS MAN!

Recommended Posts
.. **