Drake’s Team Says TIDAL Lied About Being Threatened by Apple

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TIDAL and Apple Music keep throwing punches at each other.

Over the weekend, TIDAL said Apple was not letting them livestream Drake’s performance from a charity concert put on by Lil Wayne.  TIDAL broadcast the rest of the concert, but said Apple threatened to sue them if they showed Drake’s performance.


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Drake’s manager Future the Prince tells Buzzfeed that TIDAL is lying.

He says he made a business decision to not stream Drake’s performance because of lack of control of over the aesthetics of the stream.  He also says:

“I don’t understand.  If you’re going to say something about the situation publicly, you should tell the truth.  They saw the opportunity to take a situation and spin it in their favor as a publicity stunt.”

In response, TIDAL said:


“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.”

But where are the emails, TIDAL?

And tweeting complaints about a rival company doesn’t really come across as classy…

7 Responses

  1. Jeff Robinson

    I get it now, Dre vs. Jay Z.

    No clue why it took so long for me to see rap rivals going at it…

  2. Remi Swierczek

    Both AppleMusic and TIDAL are hopeless followers of blinded by intoxicated Daniel Ek and his cashless music RELIGION!

    Time to stop music middle ages, tell folks above that there is no reason to be ashamed for charging for MUSIC!
    Playing it for free to everyone is perfect but make sure you collect toll for addition to the playlist!
    There is no reason to go broke DUMMIES.
    Especially you Mr. Ek. Wall Street is getting shaky and you might be out of luck. Your friend Parker is capable to light up proper fire. Call me when you are both ready.

  3. Name2

    But where are the emails, TIDAL?

    There, that should settle things. Have a rest, DMN. You deserve it after a hard day of reporting on a brutal Twit-feud.

  4. Literati X

    The worst day on my job as a digital music publisher is the day At&T , Xcingular , Bell South and SBC traded nine of my repertoire copyrights on Wall Street . The giants stripped me naked and sold me like a slave fresh off the auction block. Can any of the big time musicians tell me what kid of merger and acquisition agreement that was ?


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