TIDAL is the artists’ answer to streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and Pandora. According to Jay Z’s earnest speech, this is something that we the people, wanted.
TIDAL costs $20 a month which is the same price I pay for Spotify and Netflix. That’s how much I’m willing to pay for shit. The other aforementioned music streaming services though saw a growth in their earnings. Something that CDs don’t even know what it means.
The point of streaming services and I’m going to include iTunes here, because some of its functionalities are similar, is that you get to pick and choose the songs you want. You don’t have to buy a CD that has one good song to have the song you want.
You pick and choose.
This also helped curb piracy, because it’s easier to have your music on the cloud than to download and keep it stored. Sure, you still can illegally download music and get what you want for free, but the storing part is where streaming services beat piracy.
You are not bound by your iPod, iPhone, hard drive, you have an internet connection and you’re good. Now, the megasharks of the music industry, these out of touch rich dummies think that pulling out of successful case studies and forcing you to pay $20 dollars a month to them is the answer. Because it’s higher quality. Because it’s owned by artists. Well, that’s not the answer.
I wonder if this whole thing is because they’re mad that Dre made so much money with his shitty headphones. Hm.
They decided to take a stand, because, well, Usher, Madonna, Jay Z, Jack White and all these other guys have been in dire straits for long enough. So, enough is enough! Let’s give them more money. Because they are insane.