We know something is coming at Sunday's VMAs...
...and now we have a better idea of exactly what that might be!
Well this does NOT sound like good news for Tidal!
It's been less than a month since Jay Z launched his premium music streaming service, and the company is apparently already undergoing a MAJOR personnel change!
Andy Chen, who was a CEO of the Tidal's parent company, Aspiro Group, has reportedly stepped down and will be replaced by former Aspiro CEO Peter Tonstad!
The news comes on the heels of reports that up to 25 more Tidal employees have already been let go. However, the company says that "less than half" of that reported number have actually left.
Tidal released a statement on the big change, saying:
Well, it's official!
Today, some of the biggest titans of the music industry have been gathered by Jay Z to celebrate the re-launch of Tidal — the streaming service that's supposed to change the way we listen to music!!
Tidal will offer CD-quality audio and video but uses no free ad-supported service. The streaming service will offer monthly subscriptions — $19.95 for high quality streaming and $9.95 for standard quality.
In an interview with Billboard, Jay explained that the goal of Tidal was to produce a streaming service that appropriately compensated the artist. The rapper had this to say on if the artists would be making more money on Tidal than on Spotify:
Get ready, music lovers! Something HUGE is coming our way!
For those of you who may not know, Jay Z is getting ready to launch his new music streaming service called TIDAL, and it looks like Hova is trying to build up the hype with a big announcement!
But he's not alone! In fact, it looks like he and Beyoncé called up EVERYONE in the business!
So what exactly is this big announcement they're all waiting for? We guess we'll just have to wait and find out!
Ch-ch-check out the teaser (below)!
Well, it's one for the money! Three for the auction!
Three hundred thousand to be exact!
Jack White was the one who bought the unreleased first recordings from the King himself — Elvis Presley!
And he was able to win by bidding a whopping $300,000! And Jack is NOT being greedy with his new purchase! In fact it's quite the opposite!
The hard rocker bid and won the recordings — which include an 18-year-old Elvis doing covers of That's When Your Heartaches Begin and My Happiness on 78 rpm acetate from 1953 — at an auction that took place at the Graceland Mansion this past January 8th.
And Jack White is planning to release them on vinyl through his label Third Man Records really soon!
Talk about some big name on the lineup this year!
The Coachella Valley Music Festival has FINALLY announced it's 2015 lineup and we can't get over the AH-Mazing artists for their year's three-day, two-weekend event!
It's gonna be an AWESOME and diverse eargasm this year!
Wanna see the full lineup for both weekends? Ch-ch-check it out (below)!!!
Jack White is a rebel with a cause!
The rocker was playing Fenway Park on Wednesday when he took a minute to speak to his audience, joking about how, unlike the Foo Fighters, he wouldn't be using a backup guitar player to cover up his mistakes.
He followed that comment by teasing that the Dave Grohl diss was just to help feed RollingStone.com.
This would have been an AWESOME show to be at!
Beck performed at the Newport Folk Fest in Rhode Island over the weekend and had an unexpected guest show up during his encore!
None other than his good friend Jack White!
If you're gonna have anyone crash your set, then the White Stripes singer is the one you want, obviously!
Thankfully he looked A LOT happier than that time he went to the baseball game…
The duo performed together singing Pay No Mind, Loser, and Where It's At and it looked like it was AWESOME!
Ch-ch-check out the brilliant performances…AFTER THE JUMP!!!