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Samsung is in talks to acquire HiFi music streaming service Tidal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Feb 2016 21:02 User comments (3)

Samsung is in talks to acquire HiFi music streaming service Tidal A few months ago, it was rumored that HiFi music streaming service Tidal and its majority owner Jay-Z were in talks with Samsung over a possible acquisition.
It appears that those talks have restarted.

"Samsung is re-engaging; they are working on something really big, and they're keeping it very quiet in case it leaks,"
said a source.

Tidal, despite its star power, has struggled mightily to compete against Apple Music and Spotify and is reportedly burning through money. The company got a boost recently when Kanye West released his latest album exclusively through the service, but it is unclear if the publicity will lead to any more sales.

Source:
NYPost

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3 user comments

11.3.2016 12:12

Oh yeah.......jagoff kanye pimping his not-so-great music out to the only black-owned streaming service (at least black-owned is immediately apparent) is not surprising.

He's such a P.O.S.! Totally uninfluential! Even in the most popular scenarios involving him, he is still not influential in any way, shape or form!

Tidal was a flop from the moment that Jay-Z opened it up. I mean, Jay-Z's rap style, flow and voice are horrid so people flocking to this site simply because it's 'his' makes me laugh and remember that stupidity propagates itself brutally, especially in black communities.

Ba Bye Tidal. Samsung will scavenge and cannibalize your platform to the point it's no longer even somewhat recognizable.

22.3.2016 15:57

OK, I'm not a huge Kanye (or Jay-Z) fan - I prefer a more "old school", harder hip-hop sound - but you DO realize that your subjective opinion regarding pop culture does not define others' tastes, correct?

Nor do I understand what you find upsetting about Tidal being black-owned. Are you under the impression that there are too many black/minority-owned businesses in the US..?

You may not have intended it to be the case, but your post comes across with a distinctly racial bias; the remark about black communities only seems to confirm this.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Mar 2016 @ 15:58

32.3.2016 16:41

Originally posted by Bozobub:
OK, I'm not a huge Kanye (or Jay-Z) fan - I prefer a more "old school", harder hip-hop sound - but you DO realize that your subjective opinion regarding pop culture does not define others' tastes, correct?

Nor do I understand what you find upsetting about Tidal being black-owned. Are you under the impression that there are too many black/minority-owned businesses in the US..?

You may not have intended it to be the case, but your post comes across with a distinctly racial bias; the remark about black communities only seems to confirm this.




I don't doubt nor deny my seemingly racially bias (charged) opinion, and it is a bit BUT, your misunderstanding of my clear text words is sincerely depressing.

My opinion isn't subjective but rather objective in this case.


Not sure how and where in my comment it stated I was "upset at Tidal being black owned". I simply pointed out that Kanye pimps his music out to the only SEEMINGLY black-owned music service and NOT TO ANYONE ELSE. To no surprise.

Bozobub, much love for you but your interpretation of what I clearly wrote......and meant was wayyyyy off.

I only speak in truths. Whether you want to believe is up to you but burying your head won't help.

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