Tidal launches exclusive podcasts

Tidal is joining the bandwagon of streaming music sites to expand into podcast hosting. Tidal On Air is its new podcast hub, which has already signed on five shows centered on music. The programming includes a monthly show called In Real Life hosted by Angie Martinez and Minya “Miss Info” Oh. Former Rap Radar host Elliott Wilson is also reviving his show as a weekly project with co-host Brian “B. Dot” Miller. The first episodes of the new shows will be available exclusively to Tidal subscribers.

Several streaming music platforms, including Spotify, Google Play Music, and Deezer, have expanded their offerings to incorporate more than just audio. Tidal previously announced that it was adding exclusive video programming, another move that has become common across the industry.

Anna Washenko