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Tidal Joins Social Justice Organization For Project Honoring Victims Of Racial Violence

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.21.2017 | Black Voices

Jay Z’s streaming music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, has partnered with Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization,, to raise...

Prince's Label Sues Jay-Z's Roc Nation Over Tidal Streaming

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.16.2016 | Entertainment

The record label for Prince has sued rap star Jay Z’s entertainment company for copyright infringement, saying it illegally offered the late musicia...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miesa Brings R&B Back; JJ Adrian's "The Show" and Summer's Not Over

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Goonies never say die, and there's no quit in Miesa. The talented R&B singer is continually honing her craft - even taking voice lessons today despite...

Ariana Grande - Into You - Reaction Video

Anthony Mennella | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Anthony Mennella

Ever wondered how to tell that special someone that you're into them? Ariana Grande has the solution with her newest single, Into You!

T.I. Wants To Raise Education Awareness Through New Challenge

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2016 | Black Voices

T.I. may be best known for his lyrics surrounding money bands and bank rolls but recently he's decided to use his stacks to support education. The se...

A Tidal Wave Of Lemonade

Venessa Marie Perry | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices
Venessa Marie Perry

Beyoncé and Jay-Z schooled us with Lemonade. If you want to be the best in the game, become a marketing mogul. Take out your pen and paper or laptop to take copious notes, because The Carter's aren't done.

Recording Artists Walk a Fine Line Balancing Windowing and Fan Loyalty

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Windowing is likely to continue to be a successful marketing strategy for the top artists, but if fans feel inconvenienced because artists are funneling sales through channels they own, some fans will no longer trust them.

Have You Seen Beyonce's Remarkable New Video? Why You Should and 6 Powerful Truths.

Maimah Karmo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Maimah Karmo

Even though my first thought after watching Bey's special was, "JayZ better find somewhere else to lay his head at night, and ramp up security," the depth of Beyonce's beautifully raw expression gave me so much more to think about.

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Reviewed By Someone Who Won't Pay For Tidal

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Comedy

Beyoncé's new album "Lemonade" dropped Saturday night and took the Internet by storm. A storm that brings thunder, lightning and a $9.99 per month su...

College Students Ride the Social Wave for Change

Lil Wayne | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment
Lil Wayne

Not many people are fortunate enough to say that they can make a difference. Not many people are blessed enough to inspire America's youth. I'm always trying to do good and give back to communities that need it most: from rebuilding NOLA, supporting after-school programs, giving back to Haiti, and most recently working with Tidal on the Social Wave for Change.

Kanye's Still Not Finished With That 'The Life of Pablo' Album People Paid For

DJBooth | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment

Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is, without exaggeration, the most confusing and ineffective album release I've ever come across, and given how much money could have been made from a well-coordinated release, the potential revenue lost is staggering.

Ariana Grande Saves Tidal With Musical Impressions On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment

When we found out Ariana Grande was going to be hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, the only thing we wanted to see was her impressive roster ...

Appropriation, Capitalism, Blackness and Beyoncé

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.10.2017 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When you listen and watch "Formation," just know that Beyoncé is making bank off of a variation of blackness that she isn't currently living in or experiencing. I guess that's the price we pay for black excellence when it comes at the cost of our own exploitation. I'm already prepared to apply more Bey-Hive repellent this time around.

Can Someone Please Help Jay Z Figure Out Snapchat?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

He's got 99 problems, and Snapchat is one. Rap mogul and Tidal owner Jay Z showed he's a little behind the times when he just couldn't seem to grasp ...

Jay Z's Tidal Is Giving Back To Groups Demanding That Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices

Jay Z's streaming service Tidal announced on Friday that it would be donating $1.5 million to social organizations, including non-profits that make su...

Rihanna's Album 'Anti' Is Here, And You Can Download It For Free

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

At long last, Rihanna's highly anticipated eighth studio album, "Anti," is finally here. The 27-year-old singer released the album as a free download ...

The Beatles Are Coming To 9 Music Streaming Services

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2016 | Entertainment

Turns out Universal Music Group was everyone's Secret Santa this year. The music behemoth, which owns the rights to The Beatles' catalog, has announc...

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince Among Acts Slated For Huge Charity Concert

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, T.I.: It reads like a list of some of the most successful musical artists working today, or pe...

Black Tech Genius: Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play | Posted 09.04.2016 | Black Voices

The humble and dedicated Breece is still on a mission to create more software for music-lovers to enjoy, even after selling Songza to Google. Now as a product manager at Google Play, Breece is constantly keeping in tune with what users want to listen to and working on new ways to deliver content.

Interview With Prince: Purple One Talks the Tidal Wave | Posted 08.31.2016 | Black Voices

He wore purple and gold like the Minnesota Vikings, MPLS emblazoned across his zip-down jacket. His Afro was back to its 1979 For You fullness. He was laid-back, full of conversation and, as usual, averse to being officially recorded for this exclusive interview.

Prince Calls Record Contracts 'Slavery' And Teams Up With Jay Z For Next Release

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

When it comes to music industry norms, Prince has always been known to take the road less traveled. Lately, he's encouraging newer artists to do the s...

The Producers of "Money and Violence" Discuss Success, Season Two, Jay Z and Social Issues (Video)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

On a muggy Friday afternoon in Clinton Hill, two native sons of the borough took time to discuss the sensation that is their acclaimed online series "Money and Violence."

Pop Culture Highs And Lows Of 2015 Thus Far

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment

We were pretty bored around the midway point last year, but 2015 has given us more than enough to celebrate (and condemn). It's been a wild six months...

The 5 Best Music Apps That Won't Tear Through All Your Data

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology

Hate paying data charges because you’ve been streaming too much music? There's a solution: Go offline. We've compiled a list of the five best app...

Should You Get Apple Music? Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Cameron Love | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

At a presentation on June 8, Apple announced its music streaming service, Apple Music. The company is hoping the service will prove a worthy rival ...