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Four alternatives to Spotify: swapping is easier than you think
Whether you’re boycotting the service over Joe Rogan or just looking for something new, it’s a cinch to cancel and you can take your playlists too

Josh Taylor

02, Feb, 2022 @12:10 AM

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Missing Joni and Neil? Here’s how to break up with Spotify
There are plenty of streaming options available for music and podcasts – or you could listen the old-fashioned way

Carly Olson

01, Feb, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Jay-Z sells majority stake in Tidal music streaming service to Jack Dorsey's Square
$297m deal hands control to Twitter co-founder, with Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna and other Tidal co-owners retaining stakes

Mark Sweney

04, Mar, 2021 @5:49 PM

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UK Top 40 singles chart to include video streaming figures
Tally will take in Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and Tidal, while streams from free and paid-for services will no longer be weighted equally

Eamonn Forde

24, Jun, 2018 @11:01 PM

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YouTube to launch new music streaming service
YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music and take on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal

Laura Snapes and Mark Sweney

17, May, 2018 @10:26 AM

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Are streaming giants like Tidal faking their numbers?
Jay-Z’s music service denies reports it may be massaging figures to increase revenues for certain artists. It’s not the first time streaming companies have come under fire

Sam Wolfson

11, May, 2018 @3:33 PM

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Bad bromance: what's going on with Jay-Z and Kanye?
Business disagreements, traded insults and on-stage meltdowns have left the former bosom buddies recast as hip-hop’s best-known frenemies

Ben Westhoff

07, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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4:44: Jay-Z addresses infidelity rumours on new album
The US star, whose infidelity was aired by Beyoncé on her album Lemonade, raps about his shame and regret, and his fears about losing his family

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jul, 2017 @3:44 PM

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Jay Z pulls most of his music from Spotify
The rapper, who owns rival Tidal, has removed nine of his 12 albums from the world’s leading streaming service

Guardian music

10, Apr, 2017 @10:53 AM

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Streams ahead: the artists who made it huge without radio support
Thanks to Spotify, Apple Music and co, musicians such as Glass Animals and Anne-Marie can go global without radio support. But can they convert streaming stats into fans?

Peter Robinson

01, Dec, 2016 @4:32 PM

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Prince's estate sues Jay Z's Tidal over streaming rights to the pop star's music
Tidal negotiated streaming rights to his songs in 2015, but now his estate says company is ‘exploiting’ music and may have breached exclusivity agreements

Guardian music

17, Nov, 2016 @1:43 AM

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Why would Apple want to buy Tidal?
It’s struggled to compete with the likes of Spotify, Jay Z pretends it’s not his, and it has relied on three big releases. So what’s the attraction for Apple?

Eamonn Forde

01, Jul, 2016 @6:31 PM

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