• TIDAL Points Finger at Apple Music for Interference in Streaming Drake Performance

    Music streaming services Apple Music and TIDAL are big time rivalries, with both having big name artists supporting the two companies. Popular rapper Lil Wayne recently hosted a Hurricane Katrina benefit show in which TIDAL did a live stream on. Apparently when Drake took the stage and performed, it was cut and paused with a message from the company claiming Apple was "interfering with artistry" and banned streaming of the popular artist.

    TIDAL took to Twitter to make a similar claim, but it has been reported that this was not true. Although Drake had an exclusive contract with Apple for his new album, the Cupertino-based company did not stop the artist from streaming any live performances. According to BuzzFeed, Apple indeed had nothing to do with the ban in Drakeís performance and it was all on the artistís manager. Drakeís manager Future the Prince told BuzzFeed News:

    The decision to not have Drake participate in the Tidal steam has nothing to do with Apple or Drakeís deal. Point blank, 100%. I made a business decision. Apple doesnít have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and theyíre our partners.
    Even though Drakeís manager confirmed it had nothing to do with Apple, a TIDAL spokesperson stated otherwise saying:

    We have all the email receipts and written correspondence that took place with said, blocked performance. That being said we choose to keep it classy.
    We donít think it was Apple and we think Future the Prince was telling the truth. Who do you believe in this case? Tell us in the section below.

    Source: BuzzFeed News, Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TIDAL Points Finger at Apple Music for Interference in Streaming Drake Performance started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      Whoever decided to block Drake was doing people a favor.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Sounds like a nice slander lawsuite coming Tida's way. Should've gotten their facts straight b4 taking to social media to cover there arses.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I can not believe I wasted so much time reading through this...
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