Tidal Reportedly Sought Out Alliance With Rhapsody
Two months in, Jay Z might be looking for a little backup for Tidal.
According to reporting from Music Business Worldwide, Tidal is looking for a partnership with other streaming services as a previous meeting with Rhapsody didn't yield any results. (We've reached out to both Tidal and Rhapsody for confirmation but haven't heard anything back yet.)
The nature of that proposed deal was not detailed in the report, but, as Business Insider points out, would likely have involved the two streaming services sharing both their subscriber bases and their revenue.
The potential still exists for Tidal to pursue a partnership with another smaller streaming company, like Rdio or Deezer.
In other Tidal news, rumors that Beyonce's catalog -- as well as the music of all Sony Music artists -- will be pulled from Tidal soon was squashed in a statement by Sony CEO Doug Morris. The rumor was floated in a recent Bloomberg profile of Jay Z and Tidal.
"All of our content, including Beyonce, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed," Morris said.
So far, however, Sony Music is the only one of the three major record labels that doesn't yet have a licensing deal in place with Tidal. For now, though, its music -- including Beyonce's -- remains available on the service.