Jay Z’s HD Music Streaming Service Tidal Relaunches

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Jay Z. Photo credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Thinkstock

Tidal, the high-definition streaming service acquired by Hamptons visitor Jay Z earlier this year, relaunches Monday, with a number of high-profile artists in tow.

Kanye West, Bridgehampton’s Madonna and Daft Punk are among the artists penning deals to have their music released on Tidal before other streaming services, such as Spotify or Pandora. Tidal is considered “artist friendly,” as in, the musicians are compensated more fairly for all the instances their music is streamed. It is also lauded for “lossless” audio quality.

West, Madonna, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj , Jay Z’s wife Beyonce and others appear in a Tidal video promoting the hashtag #TIDALforALL.

Tidal’s teaser states, “Introducing the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial.”

Subscriptions are $9.99 per month for standard sound, HD music videos and editorial, or $19.99 per month to upgrade to high fidelity sound quality.

Tidal has agreements with the Big Three major labels, namely Universal, Sony and Warner, as well as indie labels.

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