The rapper's streaming service recently launched a new feature to help upcoming artists
Jay Z is streaming an exclusive video for his 2012 song ‘Glory’ through his new music service, Tidal.
The video features a live orchestral rehearsal version of the song, which was written to celebrate the birth of his and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy. It uses footage from the rehearsal sessions for Jay Z’s 2012 shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall, when he played two benefit gigs for the Shawn Carter Foundation. Visit Tidal to watch.
Following recent criticism, Jay-Z‘s new high quality streaming service, Tidal, has now introduced a new feature aimed to help upcoming artists. Tidal launched last month (March 30), with the likes of Kanye West, Madonna, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Daft Punk and more all attending the launch and signing an official Tidal charter.
Jay Z has claimed that the platform will be more beneficial for artists, but many have voiced their criticism of the company’s royalty structure since its initial launch. A press release now says that an updated app has been launched to include a new Tidal Rising function. “Tidal gives voice to tomorrow’s biggest names through TIDAL RISING, a program dedicated to promoting emerging and independent artists from around the world. Every week, nascent talent in any genre will emerge,” the statement reads.
Lily Allen was one of the musicians to criticise Tidal recently. Allen said earlier in April: “I love Jay Z so much, but TIDAL is [so] expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services… He’s taken the biggest artists & made them exclusive to TIDAL… people are going to swarm back to pirate sites in droves sending traffic to torrent sites.”
Mumford & Sons recently said that they “wouldn’t have joined” Tidal “even if they had asked”, due its bias towards popular artists.
Meanwhile, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard described the Tidal launch as “millionaires complaining about not being paid”.