Friday, April 17, 2015

Cold shower from Jay Z – kicks Tidal employees in Sweden – Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet

Just before Easter , after a launch in New York with music stars like Madonna, Beyonce and Kanye West, took Jay Z’s Annual Project Panther Bidco of Aspiro.

Aspiro then had offices in Scandinavia, Germany and Poland, with headquarters in Oslo.

– The change of ownership was good, however. Many were in favor, says a former employee who wishes to remain anonymous.

The idea is that seriously take up the fight with rival services like Spotify. But soon dried up the information from the new owners.

– Shortly before the change of ownership went through were all handcuffed themselves: no one does anything, no one says anything.

Thursday could technology site Breakit tell you that the company would fire 25 employees. CEO Andy Chen, who according to sources told SvD helped develop Tidaltjänsten, replaced permanently by former business manager Tonstad in Oslo.

On Friday stood Stockholm office empty. Of the handful of employees who worked at the Stockholm office is now two people left after management’s cold shower, which came on the phone.

Since the news came out, a lawyer representing Tidal scolded the employees to ensure that information come out, according to information to SvD and Breakit.

– It is not wrong from a business point of view. The only question is how to do it. It’s the core issue for many, says the employee.

Since the change of ownership has Tidal launched a number of new services but not wanted to comment on their user number.

” We streamline the company and focus our resources to ensure that the service continues to grow, “writes Acting CEO Tower City in a statement to Breakit.

SvD has no unsuccessfully sought tidals representatives for comment.


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