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Jay Z wants to buy Aspiro music streaming service for $56 million

Jay Z is opening up the check book to purchase the Aspiro online music service for $56 million.

Published Fri, Jan 30 2015 4:33 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Rap mogul Jay Z wants to expand his business empire even more, offering $56 million to purchase the Swedish Aspiro music streaming service. The Roc Nation entertainment company would receive additional exposure, in addition to acquiring Aspiro's WiMP and Tidal services.

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"The recent developments in the entertainment industry, with the migration to media streaming, offers great potential for increased entertainment consumption and an opportunity for artists to further promote their music," according to a statement from Jay Z's Project Panther.

Streaming Media OS, which owns 76 percent of the Aspiro brand, is expected to accept the deal - and helps Jay Z jump into the competitive, yet lucrative streaming music business. The streaming music business is booming - and while companies like Pandora and may struggle to create long-lasting revenue - it could make for a wise investment for Jay Z.

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