(Photos) Tidal Fights Back With A Price Cut For Students!

Although Spotify and Youtube have recently been in HOV’s sights as competition against Tidal, it looks like the recent rumors that Apple is acquiring Drake and them as DJ’s has made Apple the new target for Tidal. Tidal is cutting prices in half IF you have a .edu email address, which will make there standard $10 plan $4.99(who knew they had a $10 plan…they went after $20 a month ‘Off The Rip’), and the $20 plan will be $10. On top of that, they are dropping desktop versions so students can can enjoy while studying using there laptops.

(Video) Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z’s YouTube And Spotify Disses

Jay Z had a concert at Terminal 5 in NYC last week where he threw some shade at YouTube and Spotify. The lyrics caught the attention of Dr. Boyce Watkins who then spoke with Damon Dash to get his point of view. More after the jump!

(Photos) Spotify Is Expanding Despite Tidal Takeover Rumors

As Jay-Z and Tidal begin to move forward in developing the brand and making its content more sought after, Spotify is finding new ways to expand and reel in more customers. Spotify’s chairman, Martin Lorentzon, even commented on currently not seeing Tidal as a significant threat. Click more to read the full story!

(Photos) Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Sets Spotify Record

It’s so much more than hype especially now that Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Sets Spotify Record in ONE day! So exactly what happened???

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 2/15/15 … Congrats To Drake On A #1 Album!

In just 3 days (as Billboard closes out its tally each week on Sunday nights and Drake dropped late Thursday night,) Drake managed to move 495k hard copies of his “mixtape,” If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, as well as break a Spotify record with more than 17.3 million first-week streams. The project will undoubtedly go gold by next week’s charts (if not already,) and with Billboard’s new SPS (sales plus streaming) methodology, it’s actually already at 535k. No word whether this will ever be available other than digitally, but Drizzy’s official studio album, Views From the 6, is due out later this year. Get the full top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 below!

(Photos) Jay Z Is Buying Spotify Rival Tidal For $56 Million?

Jay Z is buying Spotify Rival Tidal For $56 Million? Well there has been a lot of talk about Jay Z and what company he’s going to purchase next. There was even talk that he was going to purchase Hot 97. This rumor began after the Big Blow Out between Funk Master Flex and Jay-Z. So now that #Hov97 is out the picture it looks like the “Beach is Better ” rapper has his eyes on streaming. According to reports Jay Z is buying Spotify Rival Tidal For $56 Million. Find out more after the jump.

Google Search Just Got MORE Useful!!!

The other day Google introduced its new search engine featuring the ability to open up music apps automatically. Meaning when you tap a link from a google search for music content on a smartphone or tablet Google will open the application for you. Pretty Cool.

Apple Updates DJay App , Lets You Mix Two Songs At The Same Damn Time !!

Thursday morning the popular Mac and iOS app djay released an update that could eliminate the need for a DJ at your next party. The app now allows you to stream and mix any two tracks at the same time using Spotify , your music library or both. The app doesn’t lag, its super fast , and you can multitask with no problem at all. Also it will come with a learning tool that matches songs with similar beats. Don’t want to constantly be at the turntable? You can hook up the app to the match and fate setting on your iPhone or iPad and let it DJ for you.

Spotify Reaches 10 Million Subscribers!!!!!

Spotfiy has reached the 10 million subscribers mark. They are up from 6 million subscribers they had in March 2013. Spotify is a PAID subscription and Pandora continues to lead the broader streaming market but Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says “We will continue to focus on getting everyone in the world to listen to more music”.

Like A Boss! Spotify Buys Company That Powers Internet Radio!!!

More than likely you never heard of ‘The Echo Nest’, shoot, I’m a super geek and I never thought to find out what’s the force behind(API) Internet Radio apps like Pandora(in the #1 position), Spotify, Rdio, Twitter Music, and I assume iTunes radio, Songza, and more, but now we know it’s the Echo Nest, and we now know it’s own by Spotify because they just acquired it! What does that mean for your fav radio app though?!

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