This week we feature an amazing in-studio performance by The Brilliance. We also talk to author Johnnie Moore about his new book, Defying ISIS, and a shofar may or may not make an appearance. The episode is sponsored by Fracture and Warby Parker. Read More
Can Jay-Z and Beyonce save Tidal? Following a high-profile roll-out last month, the streaming music service “owned by artists” including the hip-hop power couple, has had its share of issues: They recently booted their CEO. Numbers have been disappointingly low. Even Kanye West appears to be distancing himself from the service, deleting his Tweets promoting the launch. But, according to new rumors, Beyonce and Jay-Z may have plans to try and get more listeners to sign up for the service.
Media personality and music industry insider DJ Skee said this week that his sources told him that the duo are preparing to release a collaborative album exclusively on Tidal. As Vulture points out, both Jay-Z and Beyonce have released exclusive Tidal tracks, so rumors seem plausible, but obviously, at this point, no official release dates have been announced ... Discuss
This week we talk to songwriter Sandra McCracken about her new Psalms project. Plus, Tyler Reagin from Catalyst joins us, Jesse breaks down over some tragic news (it’s not what you think) and Cameron doles out life lessons to children. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Read More
Either things at Tidal are getting desperate or Jay-Z is just an extremely dedicated business owner. An executive at the streaming service told Business Insider that Jay-Z, Jack White and several of the other artist/owners have been calling subscribers on the phone and personally thanking them for using the service. Since launching earlier this month during a high-profile ceremony with some of music’s biggest stars, Tidal has faced some mixed reviews. It also just reportedly lost its CEO.
Lily Allen, members of Mumford & Sons and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard have publically spoken out about the streaming service, which claims to pay artists higher royalty rates than Spotify. One of the selling points for Tidal—which unlike Spotify, doesn’t offer a free tier—is that it is “artist owned.” But Marcus Mumford told The Daily Beast, “I think smaller bands should get paid more for it, too. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don’t think you can complain. A band of our size shouldn’t be complaining. And when they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.” Tidal does have at least a few fans though. The Tidal executive said one of the people Jay-Z rang up told him, “This is the best customer service call I’ve ever received!” ... Discuss