Joined March 2006
Pinned Tweet
I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets…
23,327
70,240
19,797
341,738
Show this thread
1,252
1,324
1,898
7,066
jack retweeted
I said from the beginning that TIDAL was about more than just streaming music, and six years later, it has remained a platform that supports artists at every point in their careers. Artists deserve better tools to assist them in their creative journey.
1,033
7,516
1,761
32,061
Show this thread
Square is acquiring a majority ownership stake in TIDAL through a new joint venture, with the original artists becoming the second largest group of shareholders, and JAY-Z joining the Square board. Why would a music streaming company and a financial services company join forces?!
969
7,681
2,870
30,781
It comes down to a simple idea: finding new ways for artists to support their work. New ideas are found at the intersections, and we believe there’s a compelling one between music and the economy. Making the economy work for artists is similar to what Square has done for sellers.
64
937
108
5,036
Square started 12 years ago by giving small sellers a simple tool in order to participate more fully in the economy and grow. We did the same for individuals with Cash App, which now enables a comprehensive set of financial services for folks who weren’t able to access it before.
26
534
10
2,759
TIDAL started with the idea of honoring artists by being artist-owned and led, focused on an uncompromised experience of the art. It's refreshing and right. The vision only grows stronger as it’s matched with more powerful tools for artists, inclusive of new ways of getting paid.
24
559
30
2,788
Given what Square has been able to do for sellers of all sizes and individuals through Cash App, we believe we can now work for artists to see the same success for them, and us. We’re going to start small and focus on the most critical needs of artists and growing their fanbases.
13
466
24
2,258
Square created ecosystems of tools for sellers & individuals, and we’ll do the same for artists. We’ll work on entirely new listening experiences to bring fans closer together, simple integrations for merch sales, modern collaboration tools, and new complementary revenue streams.
37
469
65
2,251
To all of TIDAL's current listeners and fans: THANK YOU for your loyalty and commitment to artists and their work. TIDAL will continue to be the best home for music, musicians, and culture. Our commitment to you is to constantly listen, learn, and work to make a service you love.
44
479
60
2,430
I’m grateful for Jay’s vision, wisdom, and leadership. I knew TIDAL was something special as soon as I experienced it, and I’m inspired to work with him. He'll now help lead our entire company, including Seller and the Cash App, as soon as the deal closes.
I appreciate & respect people who depart from their strengths and take on new challenges. Been using Tidal & dig it!
161
1,913
520
7,058
More from us soon. In the meantime, here’s a playlist from Jay/@sc celebrating artists and the entrepreneurial spirit: tidal.com/playlist/c9961b8d-…
180
561
64
2,648
An excellent and inspiring introduction to, and reminder of, #Bitcoin's value to the world, all through a comprehensive and historical lens on money. vijayboyapati.medium.com/the…
553
3,743
282
15,113
jack retweeted
Android folks, our beta is growing! starting today you will be able to join and talk in any Space. SOON you’ll be able to create your own but we’re still working out some things. keep your 👀 out for live Spaces above your home tl
183
867
571
3,167
In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of @solangeknowles’s WHEN I GET HOME (2019), @criterionchannl is proud to present Knowles's newly remastered director's cut of this dazzling immersion into the imagination of an artist whose vision knows no bounds. criterionchannel.com/when-i-…
46
1,039
280
4,210
Show this thread
Come join @mayagpatterson and @jessfaison as we talk @TwitterSpaces FAQ and other important things like what I’m making for dinner nitter.eu/i/spaces/1DXxyRy…
19
27
6
186
Show this thread
“58% of loans through Square Capital go to women-owned businesses, compared to 17% of traditional loans; and 35% of loans through Square Capital go to minority-owned businesses, compared to 27% of traditional loans” 👍🏿 #squarecapital #square #FinancialServices #banking
21
59
7
365
jack retweeted
“Bringing banking capability in-house enables us to operate more nimbly, which will serve Square and our customers as we continue the work to create financial tools that serve the underserved.” —@AmritaAhuja
30
122
15
618