Tunesday Tuesday- Apple Music Bringing a Wave of Legal Threats Against Tidal

Ever since Apple Music debuted earlier this summer, it seems to be the center of a never-ending slew of legal issues (see T-Swizzle Takes a Big Bite of Out of Apple and Apple “Mac-ing” on Other Music Streaming Services’ Profits). This past week, Apple was the one threatening legal action against streaming music service, likewise newcomer (and heavily celebrity-endorsed) Tidal. The issue arose when rapper superstar Drake performed at a charity benefit on Friday of last week, and Tidal attempted to live stream his performance on its platform for audiences. However, Drake is signed to Apple Music under a multi-million dollar deal for an exclusive album Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.12.42 PMand exclusive performances, which apparently means that a rival streaming service, such as Tidal, should not be profiting off of his work. Apple contacted Tidal mid-performance, and according to tweets from Tidal, forced it to stop streaming Drake. Supposedly, Apple Music is now threatening a $20 million lawsuit against Tidal– looks like Apple Music is taking its plans to for music world domination seriously.

 

Check out the full article here: Drake sings for Katrina victims, Apple threatens $20M suit

 

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