【美国周杰伦购买网络音乐公司?】

美国著名说唱艺人Jay Z日前购买了美国著名的音乐流量服务提供商Tidale。该项交易设计5600万美元,据悉该公司股东以全票通过这项交易。据悉,Tidal并没有能力同其同行Spotify 和 Beats竞争,但是其优势在于Jay Z可以利用自己的名气来增加Tidal收入

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So this is something. The Scandinavian press is buzzing right now with the news that Jay Z is buying the Norwegian company behind the high-quality music streaming service Tidal. The rapper and entrepreneur made a 464 million Krona (roughly $56 million) bid which the company's reviewing board has already reviewed. It's recommending all its shareholders accept the offer.

Okay, so technically, it's actually a few steps removed: "Project Panther," a company indirectly owned by Jay Z's S. Carter Enterprises, has made a bid for Aspiro, a company that runs Tidal, and also a similar service called WiMP. While neither are a household name in the states yet, its WiMP service had over half a million paying subscribers as of last September (before Tidal launched). So it's not quite competing with Spotify or Beats Music, but it's getting there, and you'd imagine, once the deal goes through, that Jay Z will start using his popularity to raise Tidal's profile.

Regardless of the intricacies of the deal, it's clear that Jay Z wants to get into the music streaming business. His contemporary Dr. Dre made some serious money selling Beats to Apple, and the consensus among analysts is that the deal was mainly about buying the company's streaming service, rather than its admittedly lucrative headphones.


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