Jay Z’s music streaming service, TIDAL, has been the center of attention for the Knowles-Carter family since it’s relaunch this past March. Now rumors have floated that the service is yet victim of another controversy, this time with Sony Music.
It’s been reported that Sony is asking for a large sum of money in order for TIDAL to feature Sony artist’s (including Beyonce’s) music on the service. In case you may of forgotten, Bey is not just TIDAL’s co owner but she is also an artist under Sony’s label. Supposedly, the amount asked for has been left unpaid meaning that Jay Z was in danger of having Beyonce and other Sony artists removed from TIDAL.
The CEO of Sony Music, Doug Morris, has decided to shed some light on the issue. In a statement released this past Saturday (May 30), Morris denies any accusations of stripping any Sony artists from TIDAL. Read what he had to say below:
“Jay Z is a friend and business associate for many years. I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyoncé, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed.”
Looks like, once again rumors of TIDAL’s demise have been quickly shut down.