One of the biggest music moguls of our generation is Jay-Z, and beyond that, he is quite the entrepreneur. The king of hip hop purchased his own audio streaming service back in 2015 for $56M and renamed it to Tidal which was marketed as a music service for artists by artists with an emphasis on their competitive lossless sound quality that is supposed to offer the best listening experience for audiophiles.
While the service has received a great deal of press both good and bad, the company remains above water with Sprint making a significant $200M investment earlier this year in exchange for a 33% stake in the service.
Jay-Z's new album called 4:44 is set to launch on June 30th, and it has been confirmed to be exclusive to the Tidal platform. In addition to any existing subscribers of the streaming service, Sprint customers will be given a free 6-month trial period to Tidal as well as free access to the 4:44 album.
Jay-Z's spouse, the music sensation known as Beyonce also released her last album Lemonade exclusively on Tidal, and it was highly regarded by critics and fans alike. How big of a success will 4:44 be on Tidal? Only time will tell, but JAY-Z is willing to bet big on his own service.
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