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TIDAL Set to Launch in U.S., Announces Partnerships with 16 Audio Manufacturers

With the wireless whole-house audio market and the entire music industry evolving from physical, to download and now streaming media, the Norwegian streaming audio company TIDAL is preparing to enter the U.S. market and has partnered with 16 consumer electronics companies.


TIDAL is coming to the U.S. with a streaming library of CD-quality content that includes a choice of more than 25 million tracks.
Robert Archer · October 20, 2014

In a move designed to take advantage of the public’s growing interest in streaming audio, the Norwegian streaming audio company TIDAL is set to launch its service in America

Strengthening its position as it enters the U.S., TIDAL has announced partnerships with 16 consumer audio companies, including Sonos, Denon HEOS, Bluesound and NAD, Harman Omni, Meridian, Auralic, Dynaudio and Pro-Ject.

“The reaction from the home audio industry to TIDAL has been exceptional and we are really excited that our first 16 confirmed partners are such highly considered brands in the industry,” notes Andy Chen, CEO, TIDAL. “Experiencing TIDAL on high-quality home audio systems and headphones proves just how good high-quality music streaming can sound. We will therefore offer TIDAL across the broadest selection of home audio systems with these premium partners and more to come.”

TIDAL is an advertisement-free lossless (FLAC/ALAC 16-bit/44kHz, 1,411kbps) streaming service that offers subscribers a music library of more than 25 million songs and 75,000 music videos.

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According to a study conducted by the research firm Futuresource and released this past August, subscriptions to streaming music services are expected double in the U.S. and Western Europe this year to reach a figure that exceeds 20 million users.

Futuresource estimates subscriptions to streaming radio services in these regions generated almost $1.9 billion in 2013 and they could achieve nearly $3 billion in subscription revenues in 2014.



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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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