It appears that TIDAL is showing no signs of going away quietly after what some industry analysts are considering to be a rough start. Jay Z’s music streaming and content service has partnered with New York’s Hot 97 FM station for its annual Summer Jam 2015 concert for an exclusive members-only perk.
This coming Sunday (Jun. 7) at 2:00 p.m. ET, Summer Jam 2015 will kick off at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. TIDAL will be streaming the entire nine-hour event for subscribers only and will air a 25-hour replay. Fans who won’t be able to make it to the event in person can tune in and catch performances from Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, and Fabolous among others. TIDAL subscribers will have the option of watching the Summer Jam concert on their desktop or mobile devices.
More from Emmis NY General Manager Deon Levingston:
“HOT 97 began streaming Summer Jam in 2012 as a way to connect with our audience and fans around the world who may not be able to attend the live event. In 2014, more than 1.3 million viewers tuned in to the stream across multiple distribution partners. Given the value of the Summer Jam brand, the performances and behind-the-scenes action, we’re excited to have an exclusive partner like TIDAL behind this year’s event. Through this partnership, HOT 97 is not only able to provide fans with the hottest content, but also able to work with the biggest emerging music platform out today. As the Digital Age progresses, radio must progress with it. We’re excited to work with TIDAL to expand HOT 97’s presence, as well as give viewers a taste of the live action via the stream”
Styled as the TIDAL X: Hot 97 Summer Jam live stream event, fans will get looks at both the Festival and Stadium stages, backstage interviews, and more.
Rising young stars Joey Bada$$, DeJ Loaf, Teyana Taylor, Travi$ Scott and B.o.B will open Summer Jam 2015 on the Festival Stage.
Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster but are going fast. Fans can also call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets. Also, check out the official Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015 page.