Face It Jay Z. This Wasn’t That Good Of An Idea.
We talked about this on the show last week. How do you acquire music these days? Most music is listened and streamed now through a number of services that essentially all offer the same thing. The entire music streaming market is pretty over saturated in my opinion. Then, when you enter how artists get paid for streaming, the whole thing gets even messier. Jay-Z is a millionaire who acquired the parent company of once flawed streaming service, Tidal. Well, things aren't going so great and Jay-Z is begging people on Twitter to give it some time to work out the kinks before you criticize the streaming service that is entirely owned by artists (celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jack White). Tidal can take all the time it needs to get ready, but I have with it that won't be going away anytime soon.
This is a celeb owned company that is operated by the artists who let Jay Z use their music on the site. At the end of the day, it's the rich getting richer. How do you get the Tidal app? By purchasing it of course. How much? $20 a month. That's just to get the service. 20 bucks? Are you serious? I'm doing okay but I would never devote that much money per month just so I could listen to music. Jay-Z, in his series of tweets, promises subscribers of Tidal to pre sale concert tickets and exclusive albums only available on Tidal. These are gimmicks that will hold people only for so long. Check the tweets out below and let me know how much you'd be willing to spend on infinite music.