Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million (£56 million) in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business. Read More >>

Your Favourite Music App Has Higher Quality Audio Than You Think

Chances are you’ve signed up to at least one streaming service—but are you making the most of the best-quality music on offer? A quick audit of your apps can boost both streaming and downloaded bit-rates, so you’re always assured of the highest fidelity audio flowing through your pricy headphones to your eardrums. Which means you hear more of the music and a little less of the noise that can accompany lower quality music files. Read More >>

Jay Z Is Tech’s Hot New Investment Whiz Kid

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios. Read More >>

Prince’s Music is Coming to Spotify

As of Sunday 12th February, Prince's catalogue of music from his time at Warner Bros. from 1978 to 1996, including 1999, Diamonds and Pearls and Purple Rain, will be available on streaming service Spotify, as well as Apple Music and Napster. Read More >>

Tidal Now Has Chipmunk Mode

Tidal, the music streaming service for Jay-Z's friends, has added a new feature called Track Edit that lets you mess about with songs and save the edited versions to a playlist. Read More >>

Tidal Lagoon Sea Power Plans Should go Ahead Says Report

A review into the long-mooted possibility of concreting up parts of estuaries to create massive tidal energy generation schemes says it should go ahead, which is great news for fans of a planned project to build a lagoon spanning the Severn estuary. Read More >>

Prince’s Estate Hates Tidal Just as Much as You Do 

Back in September 2015, Prince released his album Hit n Run Phase One exclusively through Tidal. At the time, the late musician lauded the streaming platform’s commitment to “the effort that real musicians put in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry.” That all went to pieces on Tuesday, however, after Prince’s record label filed a federal lawsuit against Roc Nation, Tidal’s parent company. Read More >>

Tidal Lost a Lot of Money in 2015

Tidal, the Swedish subscription music service that rapper Jay-Z purchased last year, more than doubled its losses in 2015. Read More >>

Kanye West Tweets Out Hot Tech Gossip

In June, Apple was rumoured to be in talks to purchase Tidal, although a Tidal spokesperson denied those claims. Yesterday afternoon the king of tech, Kanye West, suggested those claims might be true on his Twitter account. Read More >>

Apple Might Be Buying Tidal for Some Reason

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks to acquire Tidal, also known as Jay-Z’s music streaming service that lets you listen to Kanye’s music a little bit earlier. Read More >>

Beyoncé Defeats Piracy and Makes Us Finally Embrace Tidal

Did you listen to Beyoncé’s hottest new record? Maybe watch her hour-long short film? If you have, then it’s very like because you signed up for Tidal. Which begs the question: is Tidal starting to actually win? Read More >>

Beyonce Lemonade Album Streaming is the Latest Tidal Exclusive

Looking for where to stream the new Beyoncé album Lemonade? Then you might have to reactivate that Tidal account, as it's bagged the exclusive streaming rights to Queen Bee's latest. Well, what did you expect with Jay-Z at the helm? Read More >>

Prince Streaming: Where to Listen to the Purple One’s Music Online

Feeling bad that you stopped listening to Prince in about 2003 and therefore haven't heard his more recent 50-odd albums? That's OK, it's one of the known stages of famous musician grief. Imagine how hard it was to track down Elvis' live material when he exploded in 1977, inconveniently way before the internet. Read More >>

World’s Angriest Kanye Fan Sues Over Being Tricked Into Using Tidal

So, the grand experiment that is Tidal continues to be a rousing success. A Kanye West fan is now suing the artist and the service for using what he alleges are deceptive marketing practices to trick people into using Tidal. Read More >>