That was the first thing that came to mind. Tidal is a ‘high fidelity music streaming’ company. Launched by well-known businessman Jay Z and joined by many celebrities such as Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Coldplay and Ms Carter herself.
#TIDALforALL was circulating around the social media platforms and shared by celebrities. But is it actually for all? Shockingly – it is not. Lossless High Fidelity sound quality for only £20 per month.
“When Jay-Z first introduced Tidal, he touted the service as being more pro-music artists than any other by not offering a free, ad-supported tier, and making sure artists are reaping the monetary rewards of their music.”
The monthly charge is definitely a help for a music business, but who is it really benefiting? I truly understand where this idea is coming from. However, isn’t quite egoistic? By that I mean, if you do not pay monthly fee, you would not be able to listen to Formation. Of course, before someone will leak it on youtube.
I choose to believe that artist get their cash even if they music is not on Tidal. And I believe that they would not face the financial crisis. “A Creative Commons license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have create.”
I guess this is not what artists, who we worship, wants?