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Following the re-launch of Tidal on Monday, now music streaming boss Shawn “Jay Z” Carter suggested in an interview with Billboard that Apple’s Jimmy Iovine had been trying to lure artists from the new service.

“I think that’s just his competitive nature, and I don’t know if he’s looking at the bigger picture: That it’s not about me and it’s not about him; it’s about the future of the music business,” Jay Z told the music-focused publication.

Jay Z was responding to rumors that Iovine, who heads Beats at Apple, was “trying to lure people from your first-tier group by offering them more money upfront.”

Apple is rumored to launch a music streaming to compete with Spotify, RDIO, and now Tidal, and there’s been word Iovine wants exclusive albums to be the center of Apple’s service. It’s the same premise that Tidal talked about at its unveiling yesterday.

Even with its competition, Jay Z thinks Apple will do great things in the space: “My thing with Jimmy is, ‘Listen, Jimmy; you’re Jimmy Iovine, and you’re Apple, and truthfully, you’re great. You guys are going to do great things with Beats, but … you know, I don’t have to lose in order for you guys to win, and let’s just remember that.’ Again, I’m not angry. I actually told him, ‘Yo, you should be helping me. This is for the artist. These are people that you supported your whole life. You know, this is good.'”

Tidal was re-launched on Monday at a star-studded media event in New York City. Jay Z’s version of Tidal will have two subscription tiers: $10 per month for a compressed format and $20 per-month for CD-quality streams. There is no free, ad-supported membership like offered by other services. Tidal offers more than 25 million tracks and apps across all systems, including the web.

Source: Billboard

  • Business is business as usual. What else is new?

  • FwgKnight

    “lure artists from the new the service” Grammatical error.

  • Jeremy

    The whole hashtag of #TIDALforALL is a false statement. A lot of people who buy music directly from iTunes or through music streaming services are students and college kids. Most of us are already in debt anyway but now they want us to pay $20/month for their music when Spotify charges college students like myself $5/month. Nah. I’ll pass. I can’t afford that and this is great and all for choice but it’s only for those who have more than others so it’s honestly not even about the music anymore, it’s all about the money.

    • Maxim∑

      #TIDALforthe1% screw all the other artists…

    • Opinion101

      So as a starving college student, I’m wondering if you apply that same logic to your cell phone and computer. Meaning you get the cheapest because it’s all you can afford. That would mean a flip phone with no data and an Acer netbook. For some reason, I don’t think that’s the case which means that your spending is very dIscretionary and inconsistent, reinforcing the notion that college students don’t feel music is worth paying for.

      • Jeremy

        Well let’s see, my finincail situation is much different from yours. I can assure you that much. I have my necessities to pay for like food, clothes, car insurance, gas, and a roof over my head. I need a cellphone in order to maintain a job and I’m actually receiving help from my parents to pay for my phone bill because I can only work one job and go to college at the same time. It’s either I work two jobs and be miserable for the remainder of my life working two retail jobs and trying to work my way up or go to college, get an education, and go into the medical field which I desire. Don’t act like you know my finincail situation.

      • Gonna be a sad eye opening experience when you realize that college degree doesn’t guaratee you a good job or happiness.
        Have fun starting out at Enterprise, like most college grads do nowadays.

      • SoylentGreen

        Eh? You hear of karma yet?

      • Opinion101

        You missed my point completely. And grossly misspelled the word “financial” each time.

      • SoylentGreen

        Now now, spelling nazi, that shows you don’t feel confident in your own argument.
        Human Anthropology 101
        Psychology week 1

      • Opinion101

        No connection with others’ spelling and my confidence of argument. More a statement about how someone could be in college, want to go into the medical field, and not have the slightest idea how to spell the word “financial.” Something tells me that detail will be key in his profession.

      • SoylentGreen

        Cool, I’m discordant anyways (:

      • SoylentGreen

        Dude, i feel pain for you. Much work, hope u hit medical levels, retreat from rat race, less finance juggling, the guy obviously dont understand you live hand to mouth, hand to bills, hand to rent etc

      • SoylentGreen

        Your bang on mate, age 13 on, no one (maybe some uber rich or mad ppl) buys music period.
        Djs do because they kinda have no option and collectors download, but buy cd for keeping good. I never bought a tune since like raving was a thing. Early early 90’s.

    • SoylentGreen

      Gangsters run it, they will kick as high as market researchers will allow.
      800% profit. Roughly.

  • Franklin Richards

    I am not into the streaming music thing. Probably never will be. But if albums begin to pop up exclusively for these services then I’ll go back to pirating rather than paying for the albums.

  • revivalstore

    “Its not about me or him” its about the future of the Music industry,says the Guy with big lips and nose and private jets.. Lazy Times’ is over.. Get out and do concerts!!!!

    • Franklin Richards

      He also owns the a shade of blue.

  • Yujin

    Don’t think tidal will be a hit as it is way too expensive and with other services offering better pricing and they can’t lure me in.

    Artist now are compensated more than fairly. Greed is the correct word here. Just pure greed. Don’t think Taylor swift is worth more than MJ or stablished artist that have better songs than a teenage hit wonder or even Beyoncé it just ain’t going to happen specially with cd quality costing more. As far as experience then for those who want more acces to premium content maybe is something important for those looking for music it is not really worth it.

  • The only thing Tidal has on the “future of music” is the quality of music files. Jay Z is such a dope if he thinks a new music service is revolutionizing music in some way due to the artists associated with Tidal.
    Just from his first quote in this article you can tell how out of touch that guy is. I am starting to agree with the mass that this is an overhyped turd. They rushed it so quick it doesn’t even have basic radio functions we all are acustomed to (likes/dislikes, variety options, etc.).

  • Also sick of iDB saying the service is $20 when it is actually $25 for HiFi music. Isn’t that the only reason you’d ever use the app is if you planned to listen to lossless music?

    • Carlos Medina

      Doesn’t that also account to more bandwith regarding people with capped data if im not mistaken. Loseless music also pulls in more data or am i wrong?

  • SoylentGreen

    Thats a shock, ganster handler, does gangster activities.
    10/10 for suckering all to $200 headset. Done well. Now apple can pick up ball and make like forrest gump.