Jay-Z run music streamer TIDAL is offering 12-day free preview access to both its Hi-Fi and Premium services beginning Christmas day December 25 through January 5, 2018, using just an email address, no credit card required.
In addition, the platform is launching four new original content series, giving away tickets, hosting livestreams, sharing new playlists and more in the upcoming days and weeks.
"Heading into 2018, we're looking forward to giving TIDAL members more access and a high-quality soundtrack to everyday life," said Tony Gervino, Vice President, Culture & Content. "We value what music and music culture means to people and trust this preview will give music fans a taste of the elevated music experience that TIDAL is offering its customers."
Throughout the preview period and heading into 2018 TIDAL will be releasing original content, marquee livestreams and events, and curated playlists. Key releases of the offer period are included below and a full schedule (note: is subject to change):
- Rap Radar: Nipsey Hussle – TIDAL.com/RapRadar – Monday (12/25)
- With his highly anticipated Victory Lap album slated to drop in February, Nipsey Hussle sits down with Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller.
- The Spot: Eddie Palmieri (Series Premiere) – TIDAL.com/TheSpot – Tuesday (12/26)
- The monthly series focuses on the trajectory of iconic artists and features interviews at studios, nightclubs, and anywhere else where they made their name, performed a lot or recorded their most celebrated work. The first episode features Grammy Award-winning pianist, Eddie Palmieri.
- Snoh Aalegra Tour Documentary – http://ift.tt/2BQo1lw – Friday (12/29)
- The soulful singer's documentary is exclusively premiering on TIDAL and features behind-the-scenes footage from the Freudian North American tour with Daniel Caesar.
- New Year's Eve Playlists – TIDAL.com/NYE2017 – Saturday (12/30)
- Expertly curated playlists to get you ready for your New Year's Eve celebrations - features picks from Franz Ferdinand, Eugene Hutz, Alex Sensation and more.
- Welcome 2018 Playlists – http://ift.tt/2pdmrYh – Monday (1/1)
- Expertly curated playlists to help you start the New Year off on the right foot.
- Song Exploder: QuestLove – http://ift.tt/2zSS0uL – Monday (1/1)
- Frontman for the Grammy-Award winning and in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, "The Roots", shares the story behind his successful career and discusses his creative process behind the bands' most coveted releases.
- Fresh Cuts (Series Premiere) – TIDAL.com/FreshCuts – Tuesday (1/2)
- A video series of short clips with artists at the barbershop/beauty salon, as they're interviewed while getting their haircut and discuss their life, career, style, etc.
- The Group Chat Podcast (Series Premiere) – TIDAL.com/GroupChat – Wednesday (1/3)
- Featuring Emily Oberg (Kith), Speedy Morman (Complex) and Jinx (Complex), the series will focus on highlighting, debating, and discovering subject matter including—but not limited to—hip hop music, pop culture and entertainment news, fashion, social media trends and events, and the latest hype.
- Rough Draft (Series Premiere) – TIDAL.com/RoughDraft – Thursday (1/4)
- Each episode of this new video series features an artist talking about the first song or rap they ever wrote (as kids) and then perform it. The first episode features the synth-pop project, Porches.
- Rapsody "Where Flowers Bloom" Documentary – TIDAL.com/Rapsody – Friday (1/5)
- This mini-doc focuses on the making of Rapsody's GRAMMY nominated album, Laila's Wisdom.
TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDALRising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 52 million song catalog and 199,000 high quality videos.