And It Begins… Jay Z Pulls Albums Off Spotify And Youtube But Will #Tidal Succeed?

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Jay Z Pulls Music Off Spotify And Heads Over To Tidal

Will Jay Z’s latest music venture, Tidal take off or flop like Memphis Bleek’s rap career? Hov is taking his destiny into his own hands and removing his albums from other music platforms.

Via All Hip Hop reports:

According to Watch Loud, Jay Z’s classic debut album Reasonable Doubt is no longer available on the service, but his entire discography can be streamed on the new Tidal platform.

Jay explained that one of the reasons he and numerous other musicians joined together for Tidal was because other streaming services had an unbalanced profit-sharing system with the artists. He spoke about the payout structure during a Q&A at NYU.

“You guys may have seen some of the stats like, Aloe Blacc had a song that was streamed 168 million times and he got paid $4,000,” said Jay. “For us, it’s not us standing here saying we’re poor musicians. If you provide a service, you should be compensated for it. And not just artists — just think about the writers and the producers.”

Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify in 2014. The country/pop superstar’s catalog is included on Tidal. The artist owned company is also separating itself from other streaming services by providing exclusive content such as new songs by Rihanna and Beyoncé.

Tidal users can also stream exclusive videos from The White Stripes and Madonna. Jeymes Samuel’s Black western They Die By Dawn starring Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, and Erykah Badu is only available on the platform as well.

If you search Reasonable Doubt on Spotify now, this is what comes up in the results:

But if you search on Tidal:

We have to assume Bey, Rihanna and more artists will follow suit. But will this make you move to Tidal? Hit the flip for some reactions from Twitter next…

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