Let’s get those Pride anthems flowing!


Happy Pride Month, DIVAs! This week, music streaming platform TIDAL has launched its Playing It Forward Initiative designed to platform and showcase LGBTQI musicians. Featuring established artists from Sam Smith to Big Freedia to Culture Club as part of the Playing It Forward mixtape, LGBTQI artists can also create their own playlists using both their own tunes and those that have inspired them.

Alongside the Playing It Forward mixtape, fans can access over 100 additional playlists featuring classic Pride hits, ranging from performances at the world’s most iconic venues, to queer anthems, to guest-curated playlists.

The anthems genre depicts a variety of Pride-centric moods, from Pride Anthem classics to coming out stories. Similarly, the mixtapes under the Genre category denote queer artists-only playlists centred around specific genres, including dancefloor, popmakers and rap.

Celebrating historic LGBTQI venues from New York to Berlin, the iconic venues subset celebrates noteworthy performances from LGBTQI artists through the years. Finally, the guest playlists are specifically curated from notable queer artists, including Aluna, Jake Wesley Rogers, Omar Apollo, Brandy Clark, Shaun Ross and more.

Sound interesting? Head over to the TIDAL app to see what’s on offer! To keep up to date, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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