Tidal goes after Prince's estate

CNNMoney obtained a copy of the petition which was filed Friday. It outlines an agreement between Tidal -- owned by the rapper Jay Z -- and Prince made before the pop star's death in April from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

According to the document, Prince granted Tidal worldwide digital streaming rights to his next two "newly recorded and previously unreleased full length studio albums" in 2015.

The singer was well known for protecting his music, pulling it from You Tube and declining streaming services requests.

Adele's 25 to be available on streaming sites

When it was released in November, it could only be bought physically or downloaded.

The album, which will be available to members on Friday, includes the songs Hello and When We Were Young.

In June, Apple reached an agreement with two leading indie music groups, paving the way for thousands of labels to join its new streaming service.

Kanye West sued over streaming Life of Pablo

The Life of Pablo was made available to outside music services on April 1, mere weeks after Yeezy vowed it would only ever be available on TIDAL.

Now, a fan has filed a potential class-action lawsuit in San Francisco in objection to Kanye West going back on his initial promise.

Justin Baker-Rhett is accusing the rapper and TIDAL of collecting user data for 2 million new subscribers under false pretenses (via Billboard).

The suit also alleges that West broke a vow to never sell The Life of Pablo by eventually making it available for purchase on his website.

Spotify is giving away a free Chromecast to first-time subscribers

The music streaming service is giving away a free Chromecast to first-time subscribers who take out a three-month subscription.

The deal is valid in the UK and US until February 28, but anyone who has held a premium account in the past does not qualify for the freebie.

Spotify has launched the promotion at a time when TIDAL is shooting up the App Store charts thanks to its exclusivity deal on Kanye West's Life of Pablo.

Meanwhile, Apple Music has emerged as a credible threat to Spotify's dominance, having reached 11 million paying customers in its first year.

Kanye's new album fires TIDAL to US App Store summit

Yeezy's announcement that The Life of Pablo ​is exclusive to Jay Z's streaming platform saw the app shoot up 258 places on the American App Store rankings last Sunday (February 14).

Data from analytics firm App Annie suggests that TIDAL also climbed a staggering 437 places on the UK App Store chart, peaking at number 17.

Despite Kanye's efforts to make ​The Life of Pablo exclusive to TIDAL, reports suggest that the record racked up half a million illegal downloads on piracy websites within a couple of days.

Jay Z Streaming Boss Quits

Peter Tonstad only took the helm as interim boss in April after Tidal axed previous chief executive Andy Chen.

At the time Tidal said Mr Tonstad "has a better understanding of the industry and a clear vision for how the company is looking to change the status quo".

Hip hop mogul Jay Z bought Aspiro, the company behind Tidal's technology, for $56m in January and launched the service at a star-studded event in March.

The service was designed to give a bigger share of profits to artists rather than middle men.

But it has struggled