Tuesday, March 01, 2016

TIDAL Fires Execs Over Data Reporting Drama


Jay Z's music streaming service TIDAL fires its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in a dispute over streaming data reporting...

From The Verge
Tidal has let go of its CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell, the company confirmed to The Verge. The news of their terminations was originally reported by the Swedish news site Breakit and Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv. Breakit reports that Hart was let go after a dispute about how Tidal shares its streaming data.
If Hart was let go over a streaming-data dispute, it wouldn't be too shocking. Tidal has not shared streaming data with Nielsen Music on a couple of its recent exclusive releases, including Beyonce’s new single "Formation" which isn’t present on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and Kanye West's latest album, The Life of Pablo — which failed to crack the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never a day goes by without some kind of fiasco.

How long can Tidal go on for?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone at TIDAL doesn't know how to use excel formulas...

Anonymous said...

chiiile...

Anonymous said...

be careful, Jay-Z. Certainly, the tempation to inflate the NUMBERS is present. That is a white collar crime at best left to the white man. Lets face it as much as these characters, Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay-Z love to brag about how great they are. Overinflated EGOs. If the NUMBERS by record/album (data streaming sales) beared this out then they would have published them for the world to see.

These staff shake up (firings/layoffs) within her/his business camps is more smoke and mirrors on their behalfs to appear like they knows what the problem/solution truly are.

The root of the problem is that they are NOT as talented/gifted as either one are believing that they are. I swear before God I would much rather work a hourly job than work with either one of them.

Anonymous said...

Technically it is "factual" Beyonce nor Kanye can be on the billboard charts (aside from the one clocking tweets and stuff) because their streaming numbers haven't been given to Nielson Music. If an artist wishes for their streaming numbers not to be turned in then that's their right but they forfeit their chance at being on Billboard's top 100 and 200 list.

Anonymous said...

@10:42 PM

Makes you wonder if they made Bey and Kanye fully aware of this.

Anonymous said...

@11:14 To be honest, it did and I'm not a conspiracy theorist!

Anonymous said...

The configuring of Tidal is more interesting than the service itself. I'm not a fan of these huge ego's, but I do applaud the pullback from Billboard.Shouldn't be needed to validate top artistry...the attempt to create a different grand platform, is considerate & may be welcomed.

Anonymous said...

2:37

True but releasing your numbers is brings publicity and generates more numbers because thinks your music must be great if so many people are buying it.

Anonymous said...

"Men lie,women lie,numbers never lie."-Jay-Z

Okaaaaaaay.

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