TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service Launches in Five New European Markets Today

Oslo, Norway – January 22, 2015 –  TIDAL , the first High Fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and Curated Editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in five new European countries, namely Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The ideal music service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes new users to enjoy its extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos, and curated editorial articles, features and interviews written by experts. Ad free and available now for a monthly subscription of €19.99, visit  www.tidalhifi.com   or download the app from iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

“All these markets, as the rest of the world, are seeing a strong increase in music streaming subscription, as well as a high interest for high quality audio,” said TIDAL CEO Andy Chen. ”With TIDAL on mobile, computers or home audio products from the likes of Sonos, Denon, Bluesound and Linn, it’s now time to finally enjoy a true high fidelity service with lossless sound quality, HD music videos and curated editorial. We have also already seen substantial interest from these markets signing up to our waiting list – with Netherlands as the front runner, and we are very excited to open up to five new markets today.”

TIDAL has spent considerable time building up its extensive catalogue of lossless HiFi-quality music and HD music videos. With distribution agreements signed with all of the major labels and many independents, TIDAL offers a comprehensive catalogue that includes a wide range of genres to suit all musical tastes.

Available across iOS, Android, network players, and PC/Macs, TIDAL offers high fidelity, lossless sound quality, a prerequisite to enjoying music the way it was intended by the artists.  Streaming at more than four times the bit rate of competitive services, users are able to enjoy TIDAL on a wide range of the world’s finest home and portable audio products. Partnership and integration agreements have already been made with 35 of the world’s most respected audio brands, see complete list below. 

As an advertisement-free, lossless, CD-quality music and music video streaming service with extensive curated editorial expertise, TIDAL is available now in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for a monthly subscription of 19.99. To experience high fidelity streaming, visit the TIDAL website at www.tidalhifi.com .

Notes to Editors

TIDAL music streaming experience at a glance: 

  • More than 25 million music tracks 
  • Lossless quality (FLAC/ALAC 44.1kHz / 16 bit - 1411 kbps)
  • More than 75,000 music videos
  • Curated Editorial provided by experienced music journalists and industry experts
  • Dedicated apps available for iOS and Android phones and tablets
  • Web player for PC/MAC
  • Anthem, Airable by Tune In Media, Astell &Kern, Audeze, Audiovector, AudioQuest, Auralic, Aurender, Bel Canto, Bluesound & NAD, Dan D'Agostino, Definitive Technology, Denon HEOS, DTS Play-Fi, Dynaudio, Electrocompaniet, Harman Omni, HiFiAkademie, ickStream, JH Audio, Linn, McIntosh, Meridian, MartinLogan, Paradigm, Polk, Pro-ject, PS Audio, Raumfeld, Simple Audio, Sonos, Steinway Lyngdorf, Wadia, Wren Sound Systems with more to come.
  • See www.tidalhifi.com/download for live integrations.
  • Available in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Follow Tidal at http://facebook.com/tidalhifi and http://twitter.com/tidalhifi

TIDAL and WiMP HiFi are music streaming services owned by Aspiro Group , listed on the Nasdaq OMX in Stockholm, with HQ located in Oslo, Norway. The service was launched in 2010 and is also available in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. 

About Aspiro

Aspiro is a media technology company on the forefront in the ongoing redefinition of music consumption. Through its subscription services TIDAL and WiMP, the company offers a complete music experience with HiFi quality audio, Curated Editorial, and video. In parallel, Aspiro is a content provider to the online media industry through RADR, helping its partners to attract and retain visitors on their web sites. Read more o n www.aspiro.com

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For further information, images or interview requests, please contact Kristin Eldnes, Head of Communication, at kristin.eldnes@tidalhifi.com

About Us

TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Discovery, and unique experiences via Tidal X. TIDAL is available in more than 46 countries, with a more than 40 million song catalog and nearly 90,000 high quality videos. TIDAL offers a monthly subscription with a 30-day free trial, the Premium tier at $9.99 and the HiFi tier at $19.99. See www.tidal.com for more consumer info.

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