• Direct Artist Payout Transition
  • Finding new ways to empower artists economically drives us here at TIDAL. As you may have seen in our email to TIDAL artists or in this note, from Jesse Dorogusker, CEO at TIDAL, we’ve decided to discontinue the Direct Artist Payout (DAP) experiment and redirect funding to better support emerging talent through TIDAL RISING. 

    This, unfortunately means that all DAP enrollment links are no longer valid. For all qualified artists who have enrolled in DAP as of March 31, 2023, the final payment will be issued in April 2023.


    TIDAL RISING is our flagship artist-first program which will support artists through musical collaboration, educational tools, funding, and marketing amplification to help artists grow, thrive, and build their careers. We’re committed to supporting artists who are dedicated to their craft and that have the potential to grow.

    Visit to learn more and sign up to be considered for TIDAL RISING.