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Jay Z Responds To Tidal Criticism: "Please Give Us A Chance"

"We aren't perfect - but we are determined."

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Last month, Jay Z relaunched Tidal — the music streaming service he recently acquired — promising to revolutionize the music industry through a service owned by artists.

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Unfortunately, not everyone was on board with the subscription service...

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After receiving claims that Tidal was a flop, Jay took to Twitter to defend what has been called "the future of music."

Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2… #TidalFacts

Tidal is doing just fine. We have over 770,000 subs. We have been in business less than one month. #TidalFacts

The iTunes Store wasn't built in a day. It took Spotify 9 years to be successful…

We are here for the long haul. Please give us a chance to grow & get better. #TidalFacts

There are many big companies that are spending millions on a smear campaign. We are not anti-anyone, we are pro-artist & fan. #TidalFacts

We made Tidal for fans. We have more than just music. We have video, exclusive concerts, tickets for events early, live sports!...

….Tidal is where artists can give their fans more without the middlemen. #TidalFacts

Indie artists who want to work directly w/ us keep 100% of their music. "If you don't want the CEOs all in the videos" haa #tidalfacts

Tidal pays 75% royalty rate to ALL artists, writers and producers - not just the founding members on stage.

Rich getting richer? Equity values... YouTube $390 billion. Apple $760 billion. Spotify $8 billion. Tidal $60 million. #TidalFacts

My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. Tidal is a global company.

We have Tidal X - it supports artists by giving them a platform to connect with their most loyal fans. Tidal is for all. #Tidalfacts

Our actions will speak louder than words. We made Tidal to bring people the best experiences...

and to help artists give that to their fans over and over again…

We are human (even Daft Punk ha). We aren't perfect - but we are determined. #TidalFacts

So there you have it, folks.

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