Jay Z - The 'iTunes Store wasn't built in a day… Tidal is doing just fine'

Tidal music streaming service founder Jay Z has addressed critics of the app - which include musician Lily Allen – announcing to his Twitter followers that it is doing "just fine".

Launching into a flurry of tweets after Tidal dropped out of the US iPhone charts' top 700 most downloaded apps, the rapper issued the ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ defence.

He tweeted that the service had mustered 770,000 subscribers in less than a month.

Jay Z also put the negative response to the service down to a "smear campaign".

He also announced why the service should be attractive to indie artists.

To bolster the emphasis on smaller acts the service last week launched Tidal, a weekly programme devoted to the promotion of emerging and independent global artists from any genre.

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