The Made in America festival is back. The annual Jay Z-curated music showcase is going down this weekend in Philadelphia. Don't have a ticket? No problem. Many of the performances are going to be live-streamed over Tidal.
This year's iteration is stacked from top to bottom. Up top you have the headliners Rihanna and Coldplay, while the rest of the bill is filled out by the likes of Chance the Rapper, the Collegrove collective—2 Chainz and Lil Wayne—Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Travis $cott, Tory Lanez, DJ Mustard, Desiigner, Lil Uzi Vert, Banks & Steelz, and the always major key DJ Khaled. Just so you can't miss any of the action, Tidal is set to offer a stream from all three of the Made in America festival stages.
This is yet another big win for Tidal this year. So far Jay Z's streaming service has had exclusive rights to Kanye West's most recent album, The Life of Pablo, in addition to hosting his rollout and fashion show at Madison Square Garden. The company also for a time was the only place that you could listen to Beyoncé's latest masterpiece, Lemonade, and remains the only official outlet where you can stream most of Prince's entire catalog of albums.
Made in America is celebrating its fifth year of existence and seems stronger than ever. In the documentary film directed by Ron Howard that captured the festival's first year in existence, Hov explained his motivation for founding the event. "Made in America could become a place where people of all cultures gather and have fun being themselves," he said. "We have to make steps towards sexism, gay rights... We’re all people at the end of the day. We all have that belief that you can make it here in the land of the free and the home of the brave."