Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
Three years later, Tidal is still waiting for its big wave: The Verge’s Micah Singleton reflects on the latest developments at Tidal, still a fringe operator in the streaming audio landscape. The company’s story has continued to be a mixed bag of high highs and low lows. It has successfully secured some powerful exclusive releases, but has also been the frequent subject of rumors that it has financial troubles and missed payments. Read the full rundown, with insights from several industry leaders.
WhoSampled Remixes Mobile App With Music Recognition Feature: WhoSampled has added music recognition technology to its mobile app, expanding on its crowdsourced database of music samples, remixes, and covers. Billboard interviewed CEO Nadav Poraz about the new development. Music identification has been a hot subject, with Apple acquiring Shazam late last year.