Sprint shares rose 3.4 percent to $9.23 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The partnership comes as wireless carriers try to capitalize on the popularity of music streaming services. In 2014, rival T-Mobile US said it would allow customers to listen to services like Spotify and Pandora without it counting toward their data use. Last year, it expanded the list, adding Amazon Music and ESPN Radio among others.
Tidal calls itself an “artist-owned” service backed by Kanye West, Jay Z’s wife Beyoncé and Madonna among others, and is available in more than 52 countries.
Jay Z bought Tidal for roughly $56 million in 2015. Apple was in talks to buy Tidal to boost its Apple Music service, according to a Wall Street Journal report in June.
961 total views, 1 views todayFollow Me On Social Media