Jay Z’s Tidal Adds Two New Partners for Distribution

DistroKid and TuneCore join the streaming service’s list of partners

Tidal announced two new distribution partners on Tuesday. DistroKid and TuneCore partnered with the music streaming service, allowing more ways for independent artists to get their music onto the platform.

The two companies join Record Union and Phonofile as distribution partners for the Tidal Discovery initiative, which aims to showcase up-and-coming artists, and give them a way to release music directly through Tidal.

Artists without a traditional label can upload their music and select their preferred royalty structure after signing a contract to become eligible.

Tidal launched last year and was bought by the rapper Jay Z in January from the Swedish company Aspiro. Since the relaunch of the subscription-only service in March, Tidal has been besieged by bad press, layoffs and the departure of CEO Andy Chen.

It will also soon face competition from Apple Music, the new streaming service announced by Apple earlier this month.