Tidal is a music streaming service that comes with a subscription price. It is very similar to Spotify and other music streaming services already out there, but it is the only streaming service that is actually run by the artists.
Jay Z just founded Tidal and released it on Monday which led to great controversy about the future of other music streaming services. Jay Z’s music including other artists that are now a part of Tidal is all over other music services. Haidar Barbouti wonders: So what is to stop subscribers from just sticking to the already popular Spotify?
This is how Jay Z made Tidal become the talk of the town, which is probably going to sky rocket it’s subscribers simply because Jay Z and Beyonce are involved. Many other famous artists are involved with Tidal including Kanye West, Madonna, Usher, Alicia Keys, and many more.
It is likely that artists are not allowed to just pull their music from other music streaming services like Spotify, and their record company will not allow them to pull any music out since they are the ones who get most of the profits from the streaming services. Instead, the artists just get their checks for their albums, and the rest of the money from tours and endorsements. Streaming music money goes all to the record labels which is what drove Jay Z to put together Tidal in the first place.