Jay Z Defends Tidal in Twitter Spree

Jay Z Defends Tidal in Twitter Spree
After a lavish launch, Jay Z's streaming service Tidal has been hit with some bad press as of late. Artists like Ben Gibbard and Mumford & Sons have publicly criticized the streaming service, and Tidal's app dropped off the iTunes charts rather abruptly. All of this has caused Jay Z to defend the service in a series of tweets.

On Twitter, the rap mogul pointed out that Tidal is still a very new service, and that it has already gotten three quarters of a million subscribers in less than a month. He accused bigger companies of started a "smear campaign" against Tidal, saying that his company was looking to grow and improve.

He also countered claims that Tidal was too exclusive and only benefited the extremely rich, successful artists who were part of the aforementioned launch (such as Madonna, Rihanna, Jack White, Daft Punk and more). He tweeted that all artists get high royalty rates, not just the founders who appeared on stage. He reiterated Tidal's position as an artist-friendly platform.

See the full string of tweets below.