|Original author(s)||WiMP Music|
|Initial release||February 19, 2010|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MeeGo|
|Platform||Adobe Air, Cross-platform|
|Available in||Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Polish|
WiMP is a music streaming service. The service is available on mobiles, tablets, network players and computers. Music in WiMP is streamed using the AAC+ file format in a bitrate of 96 kbit/s or the AAC file format in a bitrate of 320 kbit/s if the high quality streaming option is selected. WiMP also offers a HiFi-product with FLAC/ALAC.
Wimp was developed by Aspiro AS and the Norwegian music store chain Platekompaniet AS and was first launched in Norway February 2010.
|This section requires expansion with: events from 19 February 2010 to 30 January 2015. (January 2015)|
On January 30, 2015 it was announced that Aspiro AB has been acquired by Project Panther Bidco Ltd, which is indirectly owned by S. Carter Enterprises, LLC. The company is controlled by Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z. Aspiro AB was sold for 464 million SEK, which is about €50 million or 56 million USD.
Cost and availability
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WiMP is funded by paid subscriptions and a one month free trial is available. As of 2012, WiMP is available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland.
The service is also available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Turkey. where it is known as Tidal, and emphasizes the high-fidelity lossless mode, but the other modes, "High" and "Normal", are also available. Tidal claims to have 25 million tracks.
Catalogue and editorial experience
WiMP gives access to a music library of some 25 million tracks. WiMP has local editors in each country it operates, to present the local and international music and in-app magazines also available online. WiMP also offers music videos, so far available in the Android-client
- "Tidal on Twitter:...". twitter.com.