JAY-Z | 4:44
ALBUM AND VISUAL AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY FOR SPRINT/TIDAL CUSTOMERS
IHEARTMEDIA TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE ALBUM ACROSS 160 RADIO STATIONS IN THE U.S.
NEW YORK and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – June 30, 2017 – Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint (NYSE: S) are excited to share JAY-Z’s 4:44 and first visual are now available to the 45 million postpaid and prepaid Sprint/TIDAL customers.
In addition, Roc Nation, iHeartMedia and JAY-Z have teamed up to world premiere an exclusive one-of-a-kind historic radio launch of JAY-Z’s album, 4:44. Beginning today at 12:01 a.m. ET June 30, iHeartMedia, in conjunction with TIDAL X Sprint, will world premiere the full album with an exclusive 35-minute Album Roadblock to tens of millions of listeners nationwide on more than 160 Pop, Rhythm and Urban stations with a record-breaking 43 million total audience spins. The album will continue to play across iHeartMedia’s Urban and Rhythm formats until 12:01 a.m. ET July 1, featuring never-before-heard audio from JAY-Z about the album.
What: New Album - 4:44 and visual “The Story Of O.J.” directed by Mark Romanek and JAY-Z
When: 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, June 30
Where: In the U.S., new and existing Sprint/TIDAL customers can visit Sprint.TIDAL.com to stream 4:44
Outside of the U.S., new and existing TIDAL members can visit TIDAL.com/Try-now to sign up.
U.S radio listeners can tune in to one of iHeartMedia’s 160 radio stations for a chance to hear the historic Album Roadblock.
How: New and existing Sprint customers can take advantage of the complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi at Sprint.TIDAL.com or by visiting a Sprint store.1 New Boost Mobile customers can subscribe during the activation process in store or online at boostmobile.com. Existing Boost customers can add the monthly subscription online via My Account (web and smartphone), in store, or by phone. New TIDAL members outside of the U.S. can visit TIDAL.com/Try-now.
Now is the perfect time to switch to Sprint. Get a six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi on Sprint and a Clean Slate.SM Sprint provides the best deals on the latest phones and will cover switching fees up to $650 per line via prepaid reward card.2 Sprint makes it easy.
More info: In addition, the TIDAL and Sprint partnership will support the 1Million Project, an initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who don’t have internet access at home to help level the playing field and eliminate the “homework gap.” Participating students will receive free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity while in high school for up to four years. Sprint will donate $2 from every new line activation with a device purchase or lease – up to $1 million – to support the 1Million Project.3 For more information about Sprint’s initiative to provide high school students the tools they need to succeed, visit sprint.com/1millionproject.
Quotes: "This is a perfect storm of sharing music with fans," added JAY-Z. "Sprint allows for and promotes creative freedom. Every artist strives for support of their vision, and I have that in not just a partnership with Sprint but also in iHeart. The iHeart team are creating an experience for millions of fans across the country. On Friday, June 30, it will be day of firsts."
“JAY-Z fans couldn’t be more excited about the release of ‘4:44,’ and we’re incredibly thrilled that Sprint’s partnership with TIDAL puts our customers first in line to hear this long-awaited album,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO. “Together, Sprint and TIDAL are connecting people who are passionate about music with the world’s most iconic artists through special experiences like this – and there are many more to come.”
“We have a long history of partnering with JAY-Z in innovative ways, and he was one of the artists to join our first-ever iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2011,” said Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO for iHeartMedia Inc. “He's once again proved that he's a true innovator, and we are honored to partner with him on the historic launch of his first album in over four years. Our nationwide world premiere of 4:44 will reach tens of millions of JAY’s fans across the country – while creating millions of new ones."
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 TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 48.5 million song catalog and 175,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 59.7 million connections as of March 31, 2017, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
1 After 6 months, pay $9.99/mo. for Tidal Premium. Sprint plan sold separately. Data rates will apply for usage on plans other than Unlimited Data.
2 Via Prepaid Rewards Card (less phone trade-in credit provided) after online registration and new phone activation. Amount based on early termination fee charged or remaining phone balance. Prepaid Card: is issued by MetaBank®.
3 From June 9 to Dec. 9, Sprint will donate $2 to the Sprint Foundation in connection with the purchase or lease of any Android or iOS phone with the activation of a new line of service, with a maximum donation of $1 million. For more information, visit http://goodworks.sprint.com/content/1022/files/SprintTidal1MPInfoFINAL.pdf.
Danielle Babbington, Sprint
Alisa Finkelstein, TIDAL