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As Tidal ebbs, Spotify and other rivals grow
As Tidal ebbs, Spotify and other rivals grow

Spotify may or may not be worth more than the entire U.S. recorded music business, but it has  reason to feel confident about its chances competing against Tidal.  The bad news out of Tidal's office has been unrelenting -- a CEO switch, reports of layoffs and now news that Tidal has slipped out of not only the iTunes top 20 app chart -- it's tumbled from the top 700. There are reasons Jay Z and Jack White are making house calls to keep fans' spirits up. But it's also becoming clear that Tidal's problems may be localized and not mark a general malaise in streaming music. Other streaming services seemed to have benefited from the news...

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