Jay Z and Beyoncé are planning a massive Tidal gig in New York on Oct. 15 in collaboration with Wall Street’s favorite charity, the Robin Hood Foundation.
Jay and Bey will perform, as well as Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill and Lil Wayne, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The event — for which tickets will start at $50, with some VIP packages going up to $100,000 — will raise money for Robin Hood, education for children in NYC and for charities nominated by the artists. The event will also be streamed live on Tidal.
Robin Hood fights poverty and funds educational programs in New York’s poorest areas. Its board includes Paul Tudor Jones, David Einhorn, David Tepper and Katie Couric.
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Next month, Jay Z and Beyoncé will host the second iteration of their Tidal X charity concert. The event, dubbed Tidal X: 1015 will take place on October 15 at the Barclays Center, and it will feature performances from Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Blood Orange, Alicia Keys, Common, Lil Yachty, Salva, and others. The proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Foundation “to raise awareness, and funds in order to create positive social impact focusing on education initiatives around the world,” according to a press release.
In a statement, Dania Diaz (VP of Philanthropy, Roc Nation) said: “Supporting the community and having positive impact is a TIDAL tenet and mission. We are honored to partner with Robin Hood for TIDAL X: 1015 around this year’s current theme, education. We know that education can advance communities and can be the most powerful tool for change. Robin Hood has helped transform communities in positive ways by supporting education programs that generate meaningful results.”
Tidal X: 1015 follows last year’s Tidal X: 1020 at Barclays. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Usher, T.I., Alessia Cara, Flatbush Zombies, and more performed at the event, which benefited the New World Foundation.
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Tidal is now offering “master-quality audio recordings” to its highest-tiered subscribers, the company announced today. Tidal Masters is available at no extra cost to users who already have a Tidal HiFi subscription. Described as “an audio experience exactly as the artist intended,” Tidal Masters songs are streamed at 96 kHz/24 bit. (For comparison, HiFi audio’s resolution is 44.1 kHz/16 bit, and Spotify’s highest resolution is ~320 kbps, equivalent to Tidal’s Premium tier.)
Tidal has partnered with Master Quality Authenticated to provide the higher resolution audio. Currently, Tidal Masters is available only on desktop. Below, watch a video introducing Masters. Find the streaming company’s master-quality catalog, which includes music from Jay Z, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Madonna, Joni Mitchell, and more, here.
Several streaming platforms and record labels have also announced plans to offer high-resolution streaming, Billboard reports. At a Digital Entertainment Group-sponsored “Audio Pavilion” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, three major labels (Universal, Sony, and Warner), the Recording Industry Association of America, and three streaming platforms (Pandora, Rhapsody/Napster, and HD Tracks) indicated that they would like to explore new high-resolution opportunities.
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Tidal has introduced a new feature called Track Edit, which allows users to adjust the length and speed of selected tracks before saving those edited versions to a playlist. This can be done by using the option menu while playing any track in the Tidal app; the tempo can be changed after you select a section of the song. Pitchfork has reached out to Tidal representatives for further clarification on the new functionality. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the streaming company would begin offering “master-quality” audio streaming.
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