American rapper Jay-Z is really trying hard to keep his not-so-successful music streaming service Tidal alive. Recently, the rap mogul announced his plans to unearth songs he never performed before or hasn’t performed in a long, long time for an exclusive concert.
The concert, titled “Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides”, will be held in New York on 13 May 2015 and is only meant for Tidal subscribers, who can submit a playlist on the service to win tickets, or just watch the show live on Tidal.com.
— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) April 29, 2015
This seems to be an initiative taken by Jay-Z to keep his service going and convince his Tidal subscribers to stay, considering that Tidal is much more expensive compared to other cheaper and free services.
Previously, Jay-Z posted a series of long rant on his Twitter page in order to defend his Tidal service:
Tidal is doing just fine. We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. #TidalFacts
The iTunes Store wasn’t built in a day. It took Spotify 9 years to be successful…
We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow & get better. #TidalFacts
There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan. #TidalFacts
We made Tidal for fans. We have more than just music. We have video, exclusive concerts, tickets for events early, live sports!…
….Tidal is where artists can give their fans more without the middlemen. #TidalFacts
Indie artists who want to work directly w/ us keep 100% of their music. “If you don’t want the CEOs all in the videos” haa #tidalfacts
Tidal pays 75% royalty rate to ALL artists, writers and producers – not just the founding members on stage.
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