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Streaming platform TIDAL has listed 13 artists joining TIDAL RISING this year. Here’s how YOU can sign up.

TIDAL has announced the first batch of artists to benefit from its TIDAL RISING artist support program. TIDAL RISING was set up in 2015 but recently relaunched to replace the Direct Artists Payout music streaming payment system aimed at funnelling more money to artists.

The TIDAL RISING announcement is the first group of hundreds of artists set to benefit over the next 12 months. What do these emerging artists get? TIDAL RISING offers industry networking, direct funding, a mentor scheme, and business education. Over the years artists like 21 Savage and Megan Thee Stallion have benefited.

TIDAL decided that reinvestment into TIDAL RISING meant sacrificing Direct Artist Payouts, a user-centric streaming model where 10% of HiFi Plus users monthly subscriptions was directed to their most-streamed artist. TIDAL, however, is the self-proclaimed first streaming service to not only give artists funding but allow them to invest it wherever they feel it is most needed.

Artists can find out more here and sign up to be considered for TIDAL RISING by filling in this form.

Meet thirteen of the new TIDAL RISING artists below. There’s also Angie RoseAriel ZetinaBrooke AlexxLalaCasper SageJobi Riccio and Lamorn, taking the total group to 20.

Cheekface, alt-rock speak-singing trio from Los Angeles.

Sunny War, a folk-blues singer-songwriter.

Soulful, poetic North Carolina rapper Reuben Vincent.

paopao, Puerto Rican Latin pop vocalist.

Alt-pop songwriter Baby Storme.

R&B singer-songwriter Alex Vaughn.

Americana, folk-rock and country singer-songwriter Gabe Lee.

Nino Augustine, hip-hop and R&B artist from Panama.

Geese, an indie-rock and post-punk 5-piece.

Maryland pop-rapper Joony.

Experimental electronica from Eartheater.

Kassa Overall,  experimental jazz-hip-hop drummer, rapper and producer.

Kid Travis, blending hip-hop and folk-hop with neo-soul.

Want to become a TIDAL artist? You can upload songs to TIDAL for free using RouteNote. Release however many tracks you want, with no hidden fees! Find out everything you need to know about our award winning music distribution here.