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Apple suing Tidal for 20 million after Drake performance

gemini86gemini86 Posts: 5,180 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2015 in The Reason
Apple Music declared war on rival streaming service, Jay Z’s Tidal, over Drake’s appearance at a charity concert to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tidal faces being sued for $20 million if it streamed Apple artist Drake’s brief two-song appearance at the Friday night show.

Apple Music execs were not happy when Drake was confirmed to perform at Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans Friday night, even though the festival benefits Tha Carter Fund, which supports after-school programs in Louisiana.

Lawyers were called in because the event was being streamed live via Tidal — and Drake has an exclusive deal with Apple Music said to be worth up to $19 million. Sources say the tech giant threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared, or if his music was streamed live, on Tidal.

A source told us, “Legal letters have been sent to Tidal warning that Drake cannot appear on the Tidal stream of the festival, either solo or part of a group, and if the warning was ignored, the liabilities could be up to $20 million.

“This event is for charity, Drake is doing two songs. Why does Apple think it can dictate to artists where and when they can perform?”

The Post reported Drake has a $19 million deal with Apple as one of the artists who helped them launch their new streaming service.

The deal includes an exclusive album release and to have the “Started From the Bottom” rapper as a guest DJ for iTunes Radio.

We’re told Drake, who is still signed to New Orleans native Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records, jumped at the chance to perform at the sold-out festival. Also lined up were Nicki Minaj and a reunion of Lil Wayne’s 1990s group, the Hot Boys.

Sources tell us Jay Z and Tidal execs have no choice but to cut the audio and video streaming of Drake’s appearance at the event — but still planned on putting up a message blaming Drake’s deal with Apple for the rude interruption to fans.

When reached last night, Apple and Tidal declined to comment. Reps for Drake didn’t get back to us.

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  • DOPEdweebzDOPEdweebz What title? www.facebook.com/DOPEdweebzPosts: 29,364 Regulator
    Anyone with business sense could see this coming a mile away. Apple will win if they do / did stream this

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  • marc123marc123 Posts: 16,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Apple said "fuck you! Pay me!" LOL
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  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    cold blooded
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  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 45,664 Regulator
    cold blooded

    I can look at their financial statements and tell you that Tidal does not have 20 million liquid unless they plan on using a line of credit or borrow money SMMFH. Got dayum ETHER.
    _Goldie_ wrote: »
    They cut the stream when Drake came out, shouldnt hold up in court.

    Let's hope so in Jay-Z's case.......

    The onus might be on Drake, if he knew it was going to be streamed by Tidal, it might fall on him. But he's too big of an investment especially with their marketing for them to want to pull the plug on him..........
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  • dj pre-kdj pre-k Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Apple on some petty shit and iont even like drake or tidal
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  • mike06mike06 Posts: 2,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow....so does this also work if Drake is on an exclusive Lil Wayne Tidal track?

    And would Tidal have sued Apple if Drake bought Wayne out at OVO?
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  • MelqartMelqart Epistemophilic Pronounced Malk-artPosts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dj pre-k wrote: »
    Apple on some petty shit and iont even like drake or tidal

    There is no tech company more cutthroat than apple. Its part of the reason they're in the position they are right now.

    If you don't believe me, look up the stories of them protecting the confidentiality of their research and development prototypes, such as the iphone and ipod etc...
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  • dj pre-kdj pre-k Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    oh i believe it, they tryna monopolize their industries they got their hands in no doubt
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  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 10,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's official: money and big business ruins all the fun.
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  • gemini86gemini86 Posts: 5,180 ✭✭✭✭✭
    GetoBoy wrote: »
    They didn't show the Drake part of the stream just a message that basically said we can't show Drake becuz Apple messing with the artistry so we'll be back after his performance......I was pissed...but y'all keep rocking with apple tho Fuck them and they damn iCrap

    u from the south?

  • GetoBoyGetoBoy M.O.B. Posts: 3,879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gemini86 wrote: »
    GetoBoy wrote: »
    They didn't show the Drake part of the stream just a message that basically said we can't show Drake becuz Apple messing with the artistry so we'll be back after his performance......I was pissed...but y'all keep rocking with apple tho Fuck them and they damn iCrap

    u from the south?

    Naw I'm from the bay
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  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 45,664 Regulator
    mike06 wrote: »
    Wow....so does this also work if Drake is on an exclusive Lil Wayne Tidal track?

    And would Tidal have sued Apple if Drake bought Wayne out at OVO?

    Good question
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    jono wrote: »
    This is the folly of the internet. Its become a bastion of misinformation, rumors, conspiracies and propaganda. A place where a person with no face or name can make accusations at any time with no verification or credentials and brainwash a small segment of people.
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  • MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14 Posts: 15,337 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tidal looking like tyga. They literally got hustled into muting drakes performance hahahaha. Cant spell tidal without the L.
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  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 20,156 ✭✭✭✭✭
    GetoBoy wrote: »
    They didn't show the Drake part of the stream just a message that basically said we can't show Drake becuz Apple messing with the artistry so we'll be back after his performance......I was pissed...but y'all keep rocking with apple tho Fuck them and they damn iCrap

    Lmaooo I will

    Business is business and I'm catching up on so much music legally thanks to this Apple music shit

    I just listened to Ice Cream Man for the first time ever...only think that would make this better is if Apple was black owned
  • DOPEdweebzDOPEdweebz What title? www.facebook.com/DOPEdweebzPosts: 29,364 Regulator
    Sion wrote: »
    mike06 wrote: »
    Wow....so does this also work if Drake is on an exclusive Lil Wayne Tidal track?

    And would Tidal have sued Apple if Drake bought Wayne out at OVO?

    Good question
    Depends on the contract on what venue the money goes too. Now I could see a loophole if the stream had nothing to do with Tidal and it was independent. If its streaming under Tidal, thats a direct competitor though so thats a shut case from there. Its all on the "medium" that the artist is signed to.

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  • Mr 202Mr 202 Posts: 571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gemini86 wrote: »
    yea well in apple's defense, they did sign a contract with Drake with 20 mil and tidal is using drake as a come up to promote their brand, even if it is for charity. they still wanted ppl to tune in to see drake.

    Tidal is not using Drake to promote nothing they have a deal with Wayne, whether tidal was involved or not these guys also come out to perform I n each other's show...it was Wayne's show,people came out to see Wayne
  • dj pre-kdj pre-k Posts: 1,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    iont fuck wit any of these streaming services cuz u dont own tha music
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  • Mr 202Mr 202 Posts: 571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Always*come out to perform in each other's show
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