Jay-Z spotted meeting with Samsung execs, Tidal acquisition may be in the cards
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 19, 2015, 1:56 AM
Samsung, on the other hand, has had its fair share of mishaps with its own service called Milk Music, which comes preinstalled on handsets in certain markets. The company also launched Milk Video, but will be shuttering that one promptly, just a year after its introduction. That's why it might make sense for Samsung and Tidal to enter some kind of partnership to milk recognition (pun intended) and wider distribution from each other - such have been the comments when reporters spotted Jay-Z coming out of Samsung Research America, where Milk Music is located as well.
The source also claims that Jay-Z has been meeting there with Daren Tsui, Samsung’s Senior VP of content and services that is in charge of Milk Music. There you have it - Samsung and Jay-Z seem to be up to some partnership shenanigans, which may result in acquiring Tidal outright, or planting it on Samsung handsets from the box, if the two sides reach some sort of agreement.
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How original Sammy Spotify will still be more popular
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 2:20 AM 5
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I'm not sure where this sits in the market at the moment. I feel like most audiophiles still purchase to own most of their music, but maybe that'll change in time for this. Even digging into that market I'm not sure how many people care about having such quality on the go( with external noises around), which is where it seems like most of the music streaming market is at. I'm also hearing mixed reports about whether artists would be seeing any more money or if it's the same spotify practice. I'd love to know how many people using this service can still hear enough frequencys to notice a difference. And how many are listeing with beats.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 2:42 AM 5
This is so second rate for Samsung as well as the whiny Jazzy. Can't these guys ever come up with an original service?
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:26 AM 1
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You do realize that none of the services released recently are original, right?
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:37 AM 8
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You know there was Samsung Wallet (similar to Google Wallet) before Samsung Pay right? Or how Samsung had S Health before Apple had their own Health Or how Samsung preinstalled Flipboard, now Apple has Apple News BTW Samsung Milk Music (the one in this article) came before Apple Music These things go both ways and happen all the time
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 4:08 AM 8
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Do you even realise that filthy rich all mighty apple bought beats and used their music service and made it apple music too? It costs s**t loads of money to make a proper music service, s**t loads of time. Its cheap to buy one and slap your logo on it and slowly edit it to your likings. Why do you think bmw/mercedes bought Nokia maps? You think they didn't have the money to make an original their own maps service? Of course they did, But it would take too much time and too much effort, meanwhile there is one ready works perfectly and is for sale. You would have been an awful CEO if you were one with that kind of thinking in 2015.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 4:27 AM 1
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You guys are underestimating Tidal. In the small audiophile world it's practically the only service used anymore together with Qobuz. We have a lot of streamers with Tidal integration now. I welcome this because if Samsung is buying they could make it even bigger. And we are selling a lot of streamers just for Tidal now.
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 3:49 AM 0
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Simply put, music-streaming market is saturated, let's just see the largest player around, Spotify that can't generate a single penny of profit since its inception. My projection is that in 2 years only 4 services will remain and none of them will be Tidal (or whatever it's renamed).
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 11:35 AM 0
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Let me guess: Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music?
posted on Oct 19, 2015, 12:03 PM 0
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