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JAY-Z Album Arrives On All Streaming Platforms — Except Spotify

JAY-Z’s move to hold his album from Spotify isn’t exactly a surprise. In April, he removed his entire catalog from the service without explaining why. Some theorized at the time it was because the streaming service’s ad-based freemium tier paid less than subscriber-only services—which may have been what spurred him to launch his own music streaming service with Tidal in March of 2015. The move may also have been a way to drive his fans to his own platform ahead of TIDAL’s week-long exclusive launch of 4:44. – Andy Gensler, Billboard http://ift.tt/2uQVhEP

Following Uproar, Tidal Makes Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Available to All Users

Some 72 hours later, it seems that pre-existing condition has been lifted, with the company announcing, along with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, that: “Response to Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ has been unbelievable from Sprint and existing Tidal members who have been able to exclusively stream the album since Friday. Now anyone who joins Tidal can experience Jay-Z’s innovative new work. Of course, Sprint customers and those who switch to Sprint can continue to enjoy a six-month trial of Tidal HiFi on us.” – Variety http://bit.ly/2skhGtc