| 21 Feb 2024
Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend Tidal against "smear campaign" by big companies

MUMBAI: After coming under fire from both, musicians and fans, Jay Z has finally addressed the criticism his latest venture- Tidal has been subjected to in recent weeks. The ‘Holy Grail’ rapper took to micro blogging site- Twitter, which he hardly ever does, to put his point of view across.

In what he called a “stream of consciousness”, the rapper/ producer posted a series of tweets explaining that the new high fidelity music streaming service is “doing just fine”. “We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. #TidalFacts” he tweeted.

Jay Z countered arguments that the music service would not necessarily help up and coming artists, and addressed opinions that stated Tidal’s major shareholders, most of which are world famous musicians, would be the ones benefitting most from it.

His last few tweets appealed to the masses to give the service a chance, also pointing out that iTunes did not achieve the success it currently enjoys overnight and that it took Spotify nine years to become successful.

Since its launch in March this year, Tidal has not received the welcome it probably hoped for. In fact, the service fell off the 700 top iPhone app download list last week, while its main competitors- Pandora and Spotify, took 3rd and 4th places on the list.