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    So this launches tomorrow afternoon. A bunch of artists have turned their social media profiles Aqua Blue, and theyve got their sights set on trying to kill Apple and Spotify. There is a trial version available at launch, and two different subscription tiers at $9.99 and $19.99 per month. We'll see if that many people care about audio quality to pay for the service.

    http://tidal.com/



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    Silly.
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    Default Re: Tidal - Jay Z's New Hi Fi Music Streaming Service

    I'll worry about sound quality when 90% of the time the music I'm listening to doesn't come out of my phone or laptop. Plus I heard streaming lossless quality doesn't exist.
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    To you guys I say Wat?????????? Off to ?????? ....... cr****
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    In b4 Kanye releases his album exclusively through TIDAL
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    I'm gonna switch over from Spotify, especially if I can get high quality playback through Sonos.

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    I'll be interested to see the details, but based on this, I'm going to assume this is nothing more than a cartel of established artists joining together to jack up their own streaming royalties. It's the T-Swifting of Spotify enmasse.

    There are other angles to this -- namely Jay-Z attempting to show he's as much of a mogul as Dr. Dre -- but largely, it seems like a cash grab attempt by the small group of artists already best situated to monetize themselves.

    The hi fi stuff is just silly. The average consumer gives zero fucks.
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    How come none of these artists have pulled their music from Spotify then? If they're really "taking a stand" here you'd think that'd be the first step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    I'll be interested to see the details, but based on this, I'm going to assume this is nothing more than a cartel of established artists joining together to jack up their own streaming royalties. It's the T-Swifting of Spotify enmasse.
    But what's wrong with that? The way the Spotify contracts are set up major labels are getting equity shares/breakage which incentives skimping on royalties for their artists (to the extent the equity isn't paid through). And it really bones the indies who can't negotiate an equity share. If Tidal's deals are even marginally better for artists, I don't see how that's a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    To you guys I say Wat?????????? Off to ?????? ....... cr****
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    But who knows, maybe Jay-Z, contrary to everything he has literally said ever, is an altruist when it comes to business transactions, and this will turn out to be a better deal for the indies, too.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    But who knows, maybe Jay-Z, contrary to everything he has literally said ever, is an altruist when it comes to business transactions, and this will turn out to be a better deal for the indies, too.
    The problem isn't the amount of money the service owners keep, it's the structure of the payouts to labels.

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    I understand, I meant "indie" in the label sense -- which in this case is everyone but like three companies.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamthehorn View Post
    I'm gonna switch over from Spotify, especially if I can get high quality playback through Sonos.
    You probably will? Im sure theyve got an app update ready to go already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    You probably will? Im sure theyve got an app update ready to go already.
    I'm really just waiting to see if they run any promotions, but the FAQ made it sound like the Sonos link up is pretty spotty right now.

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    Its early, theyll sort it out.

    I guess Jay cant help ripping off the very people he wants to support before launch?

    http://pitchfork.com/news/59040-the-...pping-him-off/

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    Most useless press conference ever
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    This just feels like a big celebrity circlejerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    This just feels like a big celebrity circlejerk.

    yup

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    As I predicted, this is a fucking cash grab for the most successful pop stars on the planet. 3% equity stakes to 16 multimillionaires.

    He was right, he's not a business man, he's a business, man.

    Wake me up when someone creates a streaming service that exists to do something other than line the pockets of either the biggest corporations or the biggest celebrities on earth.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    For the record, this is the worst fucking thing Arcade Fire have ever been involved in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    As I predicted, this is a fucking cash grab for the most successful pop stars on the planet. 3% equity stakes to 16 multimillionaires.

    He was right, he's not a business man, he's a business, man.

    Wake me up when someone creates a streaming service that exists to do something other than line the pockets of either the biggest corporations or the biggest celebrities on earth.
    Ha, literally nothing was announced today that could objectively lead to this conclusion, other than the fact that 16 multimillionaires are "owners." (I have a feeling J. Cole will be surprised to learn he's a multimillionaire). It's certainly possible that all these artists are dishonest assholes who will fuck over all there peers for a 3% slice of the pie, but maybe we should wait and see. Artists will still complain that they're not getting enough money from Tidal, because no one has quite figured out how to monetize streaming right. But it's not hard to imagine this service being a marked improvement over Spotify.

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    If they had you at "lossless streaming," great enjoy the service. But don't imagine that this is anything other than one set of venture capitalists sucking out what's left of the marrow rather than another (much less cool) set of venture capitalists.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    ^ LMAO...What a big steaming pile of shit.

    Change the course of history?! Surrrrrrrrrre thing Jay-Z...

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    I'm at least going to try the 30 day free trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    I'm at least going to try the 30 day free trial.
    I think it was 7, unless they decided to try and get people to enjoy it more. The app store has plenty of complaints already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    For the record, this is the worst fucking thing Arcade Fire have ever been involved in.
    I maintain that the band Arcade Fire is the worst thing Arcade Fire have ever been involved in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    If they had you at "lossless streaming," great enjoy the service. But don't imagine that this is anything other than one set of venture capitalists sucking out what's left of the marrow rather than another (much less cool) set of venture capitalists.
    I'm sure we all miss the good ol days before the music business was a for profit enterprise.

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    That's just purposely missing the point of what I'm objecting to.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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