It was only a month ago that Jay Z announced his newest venture, Tidal – a platform that would provide artists’ fans access to exclusive content. But just last week, news broke that the music streaming service was already going through a rough start after it emerged that the app was 872nd most downloaded on iPhone in the United States, and 51st among music apps.
Not exactly what you’d expect considering the big names behind Tidal including Daft Punk, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Madonna, to name a few.
But Jay Z didn’t take those rumours lying down after he shared a series of tweets in support of his platform stating “there are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign.”
He also took the time to point out that “The iTunes Store wasn’t built in a day. It took Spotify 9 years to be successful.” In the month that it’s been up, Tidal has been downloaded over 770,000 times.
Jay Z announced that he was searching for artists in Nigeria in a quest to discover new talent – a move that is bound to increase his global reach.