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TIDAL Announce Free Tier, Direct Artist Payouts & More

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TIDAL Announce Free Tier, Direct Artist Payouts & More


The music streaming platform announced a handful of new features and opportunities this morning.

When Jay-Z launched TIDAL back in 2015, it was advertised as a brand-new, cutting-edge music streaming platform designed to deliver higher-quality sonics and better financial opportunities for artists. However, at a price tag much steeper than it’s counterparts at Apple Music and Spotify, the platform never *really* became what it was supposed to be.Earlier in 2021, Hov finalized a deal to sell his majority stake in TIDAL to Square owner and Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, and made a rare appearance on social media to explain the sale.

“I said from the beginning that TIDAL was about more than just streaming music, and six years later, it has remained a platform that supports artists at every point in their careers. Artists deserve better tools to assist them in their creative journey,” he tweeted. “Jack is one of the greatest minds of our times, and our many discussions about TIDAL’s endless possibilities have made me even more inspired about its future. This shared vision makes me even more excited to join the Square board. This partnership will be a game-changer for many. I look forward to all this new chapter has to offer!”  

That was back in March. Now, more than eight months later, we are beginning to see the changes Dorsey brought to the TIDAL table.

In an Instagram post this morning TIDAL announced that they are introducing a free tier, as well as direct artist payouts and fan-centered royalties.

According to TIDAL, the new, free tier will allow subscribers access to over 80 million songs, and will feature the platform’s standard sound quality and limited ad interruptions. TIDAL HiFi, the next tier up from the free tier, is equipped with Hi-Fi sound quality, and at $9.99/month, is ad-free and comes with unlimited skips. HiFi Plus, TIDAL’s highest, and most expensive tier, costs $19.99/month, uses innovative audio formats, and provides artist payment reports, fan-centered royalties and direct artist payouts.

Fan-centered royalties and direct artist payouts are designed to funnel subscriptions costs directly from fans to artists, and according to TIDAL’s explanation, “artists will see a significantly higher per-play-rate than the standard rate of other streaming services,” as well as a “new activity feed [that] will show fans exactly where their money goes.”

 

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Have you already been rocking with TIDAL? Will you be taking advantage of its new, free tier? Let us know down in the comments.

 

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Shocking!! Rapper Sad Frosty Is Dead At Age 24

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Rapper Sad Frosty Is Dead At Age 24


Rapper Sad Frosty has reportedly passed away at 24-years-old.

Houston, Texas-based rapper Sad Frosty has reportedly passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 24. The underground rapper was best known for his songs “Swerve,” “A.D.H.D. Freestyle,” and “Beavis & Butthead” with DC The Don.

The rapper’s team confirmed his passing with a post on his official Instagram page, eulogizing him and revealing that he passed away over the weekend.

The 24-year-old’s cause of death was not revealed. We will keep you updated as more information is known regarding Sad Frosty’s passing. Please keep his family, friends, and loved ones in your thoughts this week. Rest in peace, Sad Frosty.

 

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Wendy Williams Stripped & Masturbated In Front Of Her Manager & Others While Drunk

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Revealed!! Wendy Williams Got Drunk, Stripped & Masturbated In Front Of Her Manager & Others


The TV host, Wendy Williams allegedly “does not want to associate with anybody who was [at her house] that day.”

Wendy Williams was having a particularly rough time last May, new reports reveal. According to Yahoo Life, while filming The Wendy Williams Show from her home as the COVID-19 pandemic was peaking, the 57-year-old had too much to drink and “began stripping down and touching herself in an inappropriate way” in front of concerned bystanders.The article notes that the mother of one previously spent some time at a sober house in 2019, but when her team noticed her unusual behaviour the next year, they called her manager to come to check on her. Upon arrival, they found an intoxicated Williams, who, after putting on quite the show for onlookers, left them with no option but to call 911.

After the call was made, the New Jersey-born broadcaster allegedly became even more belligerent and was ultimately “hospitalized for weeks” as her show went on hiatus. At the time of her hospitalization, a statement was released claiming that it was due to complications with her Graves’ disease.

“Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease which is causing fatigue. In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment,” it explained.

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Former Porn Star Jenna Jameson Lost Her Ability To Walk

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Former Porn Star Jenna Jameson Lost Her Ability To Walk


Jenna Jameson is undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barré syndrome after losing the ability to walk.

Legendary adult film actress Jenna Jameson has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to a couple of posts on her Instagram page.

The 47-year-old model revealed to her followers that she lost the ability to walk and was hospitalized in Hawaii, where she is presently undergoing treatment.

Jameson’s partner, Lior Bitton, uploaded a video to her account speaking about her recent health issues, claiming that she had been throwing up for weeks and was hospitalized before returning home from Hawaii.

When she got home, she could not carry herself and needed help getting to and from the bathroom. Bitton says that multiple times, her knees would buckle and she could not carry her bodyweight. She returned to the hospital in Hawaii, where she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

According to the CDC, Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare, autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system works against them and damages the nerves, which can cause muscle weakness and paralysis.

She said;

“I am in the hospital and will likely remain here until treatment is complete. I hope to be out of here soon,” said the former adult film star. “PS I did NOT get the jab or any jab. This is NOT a reaction to the jab. Thank you for your concern,”

We will keep you updated as she recovers. Pray for a speedy recovery for Jenna Jameson in the comments.

 

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