Tidal Announces Partnership With Ticketmaster, Relaunches Desktop Application
Tidal relaunched its desktop application today (June 3), with an emphasis on allowing members to "more easily access the full catalogue of over 30 million songs, more than 75,000 videos, and exclusive content."
The application prominently features the platform's Tidal Rising and Tidal Discovery features, which are dedicated to promoting up-and-coming and unsigned artists, respectively.
Tidal also updated its platform to allow for direct purchases of concert tickets via Ticketmaster. Tidal says part of the partnership is that they'll be able to bring subscribers exclusive ticket giveaways and access to pre-sales and discounts.
The streaming service is also giving students access to a 50-percent membership discount. Using a .edu email address, users can subscribe to Tidal for $4.99 and to Tidal Hi-Fi for $9.99.
The new updates come just days before Apple is expected to reveal details of its new Apple Music service at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8 -- putting pressure on Tidal, Spotify, and any other prominent streaming service to continue to compete with a company whose size could allow it to dominate the space relatively quickly.
There was some reporting earlier this week, citing unnamed sources, claiming Tidal is looking to create partnerships with other streaming services -- including an earlier meeting Rhapsody that Music Business Worldwide says went nowhere -- to bolster itself financially.