This Sunday, on Mother's Day, Prince will host a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in Baltimore. He says the event is mean't to be "a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore." Since the announcement, rumors that the event would stream on TIDAL have been making the rounds. It turns out the event will stream on Jay Z's beleaguered music and video streaming service, but it will not require a subscription.
TIDAL executive Vania Schlogel said in a statement:
Tidal has the ability to create experiences that bring people together. We are privileged to partner with Prince so that people everywhere can share in this moment for healing and unity to support Baltimore youth through the power of music. Our dream is to be able to provide a limitless platform for all artists.
Jay Z mirrored this sentiment in a statement of his own:
I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.