Jay Z and Peter Tonstat

2 months after Peter Tonstat was named the interim CEO of Jay Z's failed Tidal music streaming service, he has been let go.

Tonstat was pushed out the door by Tidal co-owner Jay Z, an official told the Wall Street Journal. “We are thankful to Peter for stepping in as interim CEO and wish him the best for the future," the official said.

If you recall, Mr. Tonstat replaced the previous CEO who was also let go for failing to compete with other music services including Spotify.

Tidal will now be run into the ground by an assortment of New York and Oslo, Norway executives.

Tidal was launched earlier this year at an aggressive press conference attended by some of the music industry's biggest narcissists including Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, Nicki Minaj and others who all had a financial stake in the music app.

But the backlash from music consumers was swift and Tidal soon dropped off the radar.

Now Tidal faces an even bigger challenge from Apple's new music service, Apple Music, which will offer unlimited music for a paltry $10 a month.

Tidal is Jay Z's latest failure in the cutthroat world of business.

Not even his voluptuous wife Beyonce can save this sinking Titanic.

Thanks to loyal reader Dr. Pepper for the tip.

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    • iWasteTime

      Where was the T. Swift post.

      that dude was interim, in or for the intervening period; provisional or temporary. .. shrug

    • A.J.

      I hate judging people (lie) why he look like that?! Is that how Norway folks look?

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      You betta Webster they azzz.....

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Do you think Jay Z was behind is firing? Interim does not mean permanent. Don't measure up ????

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      Be very careful how you treat people on your way up. You just might have to see them on your way down.

    • ShelbyMoore

      He looks very special and not special like oh how special, but special as in he fell off the turnip truck or takes the short yellow bus, special.

    • ShelbyMoore

      That's so true and that's what someone needs to tell Nene.

    • Femme404

      STRINGER BELL. Stay in entertainment, Jay- Z. The world of real business ain't for you. Its kicking your ass.

    • iWasteTime

      Sooooooo
      Tyga dropped a surprise album overnight

    • Simplicity

      Jay Z is a co-owner of Tidal, so why is he always the one to be blame when people are let go. I would think its a unanimous decision. If he's not taking the company where it need to be, he has to go. It business as usual.

    • Nana Mansa

      I don't wish bad on anyone but by the looks of things tidal is sinking. But ehi jay will still be rich so let me think about how to make money myself.

    • iWasteTime

      chile!

    • Bootcampgirl

      you heard it? I don't care about this news, interim means just that...

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      It will be a surprise if anyone likes it.

    • ShelbyMoore

      After taking a second look, this dude looks like a serial killer.

    • SummerBaby

      I thought I read he quit. Anyways are we getting a post on the condom that changes colors if an std is detected.

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      OFF TOPIC: Maybe I'm old fashioned but why these people got these new babies out in the public 2 weeks after being evicted from the womb?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Listen, the board probably let him go be they haven't found their Capt. Save-A-Hoe yet.

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      Ma'am why the name change. You don't wanna rep that material anymore:)

    • iWasteTime

      you making too much sense .
      not allowed when talking about Jay.

      I keep asking for a T. Swift post but to agree with her and her stance with Apple is to agree with Jay

    • Bootcampgirl

      Gurl, I be seeing these girls bring newborns in for visits rain, sleet, or snow...it is not that serious, a pic will suffice...

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      huh? This is my initial name. I changed it twice today to be funny!

    • iWasteTime

      No.
      I hated the album he had with CB.
      I'm not a fan

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I saw a NEW baby with her toes painted....what?!?! and why is the baby in Walmart with no socks on, ITS COLD!!

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      WHAT!!!! Emily had her baby at the Polo club for Fab Father's day dinner. That baby ain't got nan shot.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      ALRIGHT DIVA!! DROP IT FOR THE KIDS...He said I AM Beyonce.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Idris?

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      RIGHT. How you out at the mall with a new new baby?? My son was in the house except for dr visits until he got his shots. Hell I was in until my 6 wks checkup.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      WHALE, This is really what we needed to be in thee Know about... ?(San smile)

    • Bootcampgirl

      Off topic: does anyone have sprint who resides on the EC where the storms were last night...my service is jacked up, is yours?

    • Bootcampgirl

      Mornting Sunshine..

    • iWasteTime

      man! Listen.
      We almost missed shots cause I had a winter baby; we are not leaving this HOUSE!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      You couldn't within ten feet of my baby if you were CLOSE family. I don't have time. I was ghost for like 6 month

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Yesss!!!! When I finally read up on Taylor's letter to Apple, I was like, why are people mad at Jay again? They're saying the same thing!

    • iWasteTime

      I meet all of the above but my phone is fine. I'm in Jerz

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Right, I had a c-section...PHUCK anybody who thought I was leaving the house.

    • Hugga Bunch

      That dude looks constipated and Jay looks like his foot about to be the solution.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      ( | )
      Boot LMao ?

    • iWasteTime

      me too and yup!
      FOH!

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Hey boo! I tried to make a butt up top. It ain't work LOL

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      My first was an October baby and it was a nice October so we went out, but not around other people. We went for walks outside so we could both get some air.

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Sad

    • Bootcampgirl

      Lol, it ain't no fun no more without the emotes..:sadface:

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Hey nah sir!

    • iWasteTime

      chit before Apple she took her album of Spotify, before there was a thought of Tidal She been saying streaming is jerking them with pay. Not only them but the other people who are supposed to get paid off a record.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Well I'll be damned lol

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      Love

    • Bootcampgirl

      So what post did all the hoopla go down in? I'm bored...TIA

    • Cheddup Already Damn

      Bbl maybe ?

    • Bootcampgirl

      Y'all see where Lyfe was chastising someone for putting his new stuff on the internet?

    • Bootcampgirl

      Don't be ashamed, we ALL judge..

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      YAWWWNNN.. Im sleepy..Imma go to lurnch and wake up!!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      A lot of people have been saying that. Way before Jay. And they have a point. If it was anybody other than Jay-Z making that point, I think more people would have listened.

    • iWasteTime

      Those kids are smart and should make millions when sold.
      I have a few issues with it though.
      Does it take in to consideration common women infections? It only alerts the man of a issue, how can a woman be alerted?

    • Femme404

      He's still making music? I use to love Never Never Land..."I think about you constantly..."

    • Bootcampgirl

      I presume so, I know he fell all the way out of mainstream

    • iWasteTime

      sad but true.
      people screaming rich getting richer and chit. Let me not get paid for my work though.

    • SummerBaby

      Those were my issues also. How safe is it? Will it cause issues in a person w/sensitive skin?

    • iWasteTime

      Also safety wise.
      Can you imagine it turning colors and a dude losing it on said woman :no:

    • KDub

      I had Dub20 in May. She ain't leave house much til June. Doc appointment and right back home.

      Dub10 was technically a preemie eem tho she weighed 6 pounds?. But same for her.

      I'm old fashioned too I guess

    • Hugga Bunch

      Then Kim tapped his shoulder, her lips close to his ear, she said, "No, Beyonce is me."

    • SummerBaby

      The safety issue is a huge concern for women. What if his azz gave her the std ?

    • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

      OFF TOPIC
      Before I go I have a question... is he just not that into me?
      Okay yall been hearing me rant about ish 6'6 does, but some of the things he do on the sly makes me side eye him For zample:
      Yesterday I asked him to take me to see my sick sister, (my car is problematic right nah) He was like okay. I get home and as Im going to the shower he blurts out "I hope you don't expect me to go in with you." I froze and said "That's on you" and got in the shower. When we get there he decides to go in. Its like he wasn't up to meet my sister but changed his mind.
      He wants to go to the wedding with me but ask "What Im going to be doing while the wedding going on and you in the wedding?" I looked at him like what type of question is this? I said what other guest are doing mingling. He doesn't want to stay at my parents house, his excuse is cuz he can't screw like he wants us to (yes I used the old school term screw cuz im mad).
      Ive only met his sister, He has friends that I haven't seen yet. Am I being impatient or is he just not into me?

    • Bootcampgirl

      So one monk stabbed another monk in Cali...I thought they were supposed to be all serene and shat

    • SummerBaby

      What happened now?

    • SummerBaby

      What happened to your previous post? I typed up a long comment ?

    • Bootcampgirl

      I thought I was tripping

    • Bootcampgirl

      But in my short response, those seem like red flags to me..IMO

    • I want to be free

      Summer I'm glad it's not just me. I said the other day that posts seem to go missing i

    • SummerBaby

      Here's my response...How does he interact with other people? Is he shy, lack people skills? How important is his OWN family to him? If he's not interested in his family why would he care about yours?! #shrug

    • Di Ana

      People that appear serene constantly will eventually snap like what's his name Seal.... when Heidi said he had a temper. You would've never thought Seal had a temper because he always appeared serene.

    • jusstlooking

      Naaaa, Nope Respectfully; I knew something was behind that scar.

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=037EgQ9Lvps harley_quinn21

      New Post!

    • jusstlooking

      Come back right now.

    • OpinionHated

      At least he picked the right name for it cause Tidal is going down like it been hit by a tsunami....

    • what?why

      It is widely reported that he resigned but ...........

    • AllmylifeIhadtofight

      Khakii1 was born in March didn't come out until late May early June... sorry for delay I go to the gym on lunch.

    • Taylor

      Haha ?

    • Taylor

      That man QUIT

    • Taylor

      I love that saying

    • Femme404

      The site is down for me.

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      People aren't mad. They simply don't like Jay Z, or his product. It's a free market.

    • Enoughsaid2020

      Tidal is doomed!

    • Traci404

      Jay z owns 12%

      Cant vote nobody in or out. Same with the Nets he ownd a pizza slice, people thought he was in charge.
      Not

    • Lenina Just Lenina

      Jay-Z's Tidal struggle is now starting to remind me of Gavin Belson's on "Silicon Valley." [i love that show by the way and I highly recommend it]. Bruh. The struggle is real.

    • don juan

      Its business never personal