Jay Z Wants You To Know That Tidal Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks

“The iTunes store wasn’t built in a day...We are here for the long haul.”

April 26, 2015

Jay Z took to Twitter this afternoon to explain a few things about Tidal, the streaming service he launched with a lot of celebrity pals back in March.

At the core of his rare tweets is the message that the company are doing well considering they only launched less than a month ago. "The iTunes store wasn't built in a day," Jay wrote; "It took Spotify 9 years to be successful...We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow and get better." He also clarified a few points about the company's business model, including the fact that all artists whose music is streamed on Tidal will receive 75% royalties—not just the famous artists seen onstage at the Tidal launch—and the service plans to expand to include streams of sports events and live music.

This comes amid reports from Page Six that Apple—who have plans to relaunch their own streaming service, Beats Music—have been deliberately messing with Tidal in an attempt to sabotage the business. A music industry source told Page Six that Tidal fell out of the iPhone top 700 apps last week after Apple "deliberately took a long time to approve Tidal iOS app updates." There were also reported technical problems with Rihanna's music in iTunes after her single "American Oxygen" debuted on Tidal.

Read Jay Z's full defense of Tidal below.

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Posted: April 26, 2015
Jay Z Wants You To Know That Tidal Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks