recently purchased TIDAL appears to be
positioning itself to be a real streaming music contender.
Unlike Spotify, TIDAL is streaming Taylor
Swift. Is this the first of TIDAL’s rumored roster of
Taylor Swift dealt a blow to Spotify last November after she
pulled all of her music off the streaming service, now she’s
hitting them a second time after announcing her music will be
available on Jay Z’s new Tidal streaming service.
Acquired as a part of Jay Z’s $56 million deal for its Swedish
parent company Aspiro, the pay-for-play Tidal service offers
unlimited streamed music for $19.95 a month. The service
purports to offer ‘high fidelity’ or lossless audio, high
definition music videos and curated content such as playlists.
Swift’s move to list her music on Tidal follows her previous
decision to keep her music on the Rhapsody Music Service and
Beats, both of which charge a fee for use.
“It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my
prediction is that individual artists and their labels will
someday decide what an album’s price point is,” Swift wrote in
an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal last year. – via