Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and more have all displayed support for rap star Jay Z‘s new TIDAL streaming service.

The music superstars took to their Twitter pages to promote a new campaign.


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Various musicians, including the aforementioned, have changed their Twitter page profiles.

Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna and Beyoncé are throwing their weight behind Jay Z’s Tidal. Ahead of an announcement later today, various big names are showing support for the Spotify-rivalling music streaming service by turning their Twitter profiles blue. Nicki Minaj, Coldplay and Usher have also joined the co-ordinated Twitter marketing campaign by tweeting the #TIDALforALL hashtag to their fans. (CNET)

Despite previously showing disinterest in music streaming service Spotify, country singer Taylor Swift‘s tunes popped up on TIDAL last week.

As of yesterday, tracks from Taylor Swift are streaming on Tidal. Aspiro services are available in dozens of countries, but has only around 500,000 total subscribers and just 17,000 on Tidal as of December 2014. There are over 15 million paid subscribers and 60 million active users on Spotify. So why does Swift want to be on Tidal and not Spotify? She is protesting the free tier on Spotify, which she says doesn’t fairly compensate artists. Tidal, by contrast, focuses on providing extremely high quality audio files and is only available to subscribers willing to pay $20 a month, double the cost of Spotify. (The Verge)

According to reports, Hov recently recruited a handful of music stars including Kanye West and Nicki Minaj to discuss the streaming service.

Sources tell me that a few days before the Grammy Awards in February, the rap entrepreneur (real name Shawn Carter) hosted a group of music superstars at an all day meeting. The guests were like a meeting of the music version of the Avengers or Justice League of America. They included Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nikki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Jack White and of course, wife Beyonce. “Rihanna came in at the end,” one source said. “They all kept saying, Where is Rihanna?” At least two country music stars attended as well. (Showbiz 411)