Tag: Exclusive Music

Prince’s Music Is Now Available On All Streaming Devices

There’s nothing subtle about this news. As Napster recently announced “The rumors are true… music fans rejoice!”, Spotify plastered its bright purple advertisements on a New York City subway station, while iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and Amazon Music confirmed the news to music publications beforehand. In what is being considered a ground-breaking move in the streaming …

Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service Tidal Is Losing Millions

Jay Z bought the music streaming company Tidal for $56 million last year, and since then he has struggled to turn a profit. The idea behind Tidal was simple: the streaming company would offer high-fidelity sound, and would benefit from exclusive music and videos from artists like his wife, Beyoncé as well as friends like …

Spotify May Be Set to Block New Releases for Free Users

Spotify is currently involved in some tough negotiations over licensing, which couldn’t come at a worse time for Spotify, as the front-runner in the music streaming industry is being chased by rivals such as Apple Music and Amazon. The Financial Times has reported that new high-profile releases may be subject to what is being called …

Music Streaming Exclusives Could Soon Be Coming to an End

The whole thing of Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal offering music streaming exclusives might be finally coming to an end – and music consumers can’t wait. The frustration and annoyance for consumers of trying to find out which service the next hot new album will be exclusively released on, and the necessity to have multiple …

Exclusive Music Is Bad For Fans, Bad For Artists, And Bad For Music Streaming

Early this week, Kanye West had a short outburst on Twitter concerning what he called the “beef” between Tidal and Apple. This “beef” Kanye spoke of is the two streaming companies’ competitiveness over securing artist exclusives. West released “Life of Pablo” in February exclusively on Tidal, which lead to a massive number of people (who …