Jay Z's music- and video-streaming service Tidal has been experiencing a wave of bad press ever since its March launch. Critics have predicted the failure of the subscription-only service, enumerated its problems and declared it already a flop based on its position in Apple's App Store. Mumford & Sons and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard have been among the musicians to speak out against it. But Jay Z is standing by his service.
On Sunday, the rapper and mogul took to Twitter to offer a multi-part defense of Tidal, using the hashtag #TidalFacts. Jay Z assured his followers that "Tidal is doing just fine" with more than 770,000 subscriptions. "Please give us a chance to grow & get better," he wrote.