Tidal Takeover? Samsung Looking to Buy Jay Z’s Streaming Service

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NEW YORK CITY -- Well, this is probably music to Jay Z's ears! According to the New York Post, Samsung, Google, and Spotify are all putting in their bid to buy out his music streaming service Tidal.

Yeah, if the name doesn't ring a bell, it's probably because the music mogul has been trying to make it a thing since he launched it back in 2014. Since then, the company has been struggling to attract subscribers.

Kanye West sorta-kinda made it a hit when he threw one of his Twitter-tantrums asking his fans to subscribe to the exclusive service in order to listen to his latest album.

But thanks to piracy issues, Kanye's album launch ended up costing him a reported $10 million in lost sales.

Although, Sway might not have answers-- Samsung might!

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The company is looking to buy Tidal-- which is reportedly worth about $100 million. Sources say they've even ponied up $28 million to sponsor Rihanna's latest album tour. She's one of the co- owner's of Tidal-- along with Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Alicia Keys.

But it's no secret that Jay Z has been dealing with his mix of ups and downs including a reported lawsuit over copyright infringement and underpayment of royalties from independent artists.

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So, if the Samsung rumors are true -- we can count Tidal off the list of Jay Z's 99 Problems.