Jay-Z joins the board of Jack Dorsey’s Square
Square, the mobile payments company owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has added Jay-Z to its board of directors. In an SEC filing Friday, Square said it has expanded its board from 11 to 12 directors to add Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, as reported earlier by MarketWatch.
Square also reached a marketing and sublease deal with Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation, according to the SEC filing.
It follows Square announcing in March that it would. On Friday, Square said it completed the Tidal acquisition on April 30 for $302 million.
“I’m grateful for Jay’s vision, wisdom, and leadership,” Dorsey wrote in a tweet in March. “I knew Tidal was something special as soon as I experienced it, and I’m inspired to work with him.”
Tidal — a $10 a month music streaming service, or $20 if you want lossless hi-fi audio — will operate independently under Square. Tidal has a catalog of over 70 million songs and 250,000 music videos.