Jay-Z Goes In On The “Tidal Haters”

After receiving up and down reviews the past month or so, Jay-Z, CEO of the Tidal streaming service had some words or #TidalFacts for everyone via his Twitter account. You wonder what made him do this so early on in the launch. Were some of the reviews bothering him that much? The tone is very state of the union-ishy and it feels like he’s trying to defend himself. Check out the long message below.

“Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2… #TidalFacts. Tidal is doing just fine. We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. The iTunes Store wasn’t built in a day. It took Spotify 9 years to be successful…We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow & get better. #TidalFacts. 

There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan. We made Tidal for fans. We have more than just music. We have video, exclusive concerts, tickets for events early, live sports!…

We made Tidal for fans. We have more than just music. We have video, exclusive concerts, tickets for events early, live sports!…Indie artists who want to work directly w/ us keep 100% of their music. “If you don’t want the CEOs all in the videos” haa #tidalfacts

Tidal pays 75% royalty rate to ALL artists, writers and producers – not just the founding members on stage. Rich getting richer? Equity values… YouTube $390 billion. Apple $760 billion. Spotify $8 billion. Tidal $60 million. #TidalFacts

My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. Tidal is a global company. We have Tidal X – it supports artists by giving them a platform to connect with their most loyal fans. Tidal is for all. #Tidalfacts

Our actions will speak louder than words. We made Tidal to bring people the best experiences…and to help artists give that to their fans over and over again…”

We are human (even Daft Punk ha). We aren’t perfect – but we are determined. #TidalFacts

First reported by Rap Radar.

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