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Tidal's interim CEO leaves the music streaming service

In an official statement, Tidal said, "we are thankful to Peter for stepping in as interim CEO and wish him the best for the future.

"Tidal, will be transitioning to a permanent CEO as part of our strategic plan to create a leading platform, and current executives in New York and Oslo will continue to lead our rapidly developing innovation and content initiatives until our new CEO is in place."

It's been a turbulent few months for Jay-Z's music-streaming service. Tonstad is the second CEO to part with the company this year - he follows in the footsteps of previous boss Andy Chen, who left Tidal back in April.

Tidal has come in for some criticism since its star-studded US relaunch which was judged to have put too much focus on the superstar-backers who include include Madonna, Beyonce and Kanye West.

The news on Tonstad's departure comes just days before Apple's rival music-streaming service, Apple Music, rolls out to consumers.

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Andy Madden
Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.