I agree. The landing page in the mobile app is now customized to my tastes and, better yet, feels snappy and slick. The service keeps improving. Here’s to a great 2019 with Tidal.
I was surprised the other day when launching Tidal app on my phone to find this new playlist recommendation for me. I was really taken aback to find that playlist contain “Watcher of the Skies,” a track by my favorite band of all time.
Hoping for Tidal’s survival AND growth in 2019.
Those costs seem reasonable and necessary. I’m not sure what your point is. Anyone with access to capital (widely available) and a tolerance for very high levels of risk can capture all or part of this value chain. Or maybe not…
The point was pretty obvious, unless you were doing some cursory thread surfing and missed it - that the streaming revenues paid to artists aren’t so different to what they’ve been getting from labels purveying physical media since physical media was a thing.
…and so? Are you suggesting a music tzar, or an international tribunal for determining the worth of a particular artist or song?
And no, that wasn’t your point. Your point was that the “music industry was f**king artists…”. Then you cite some random numbers and declare QED.
So, neither your point nor your argument was obvious. And, there are a LOT of reasons why artists continue to starve since time began. Not nearly all of it can be laid at the industry structure.
I’m not suggesting anything
OK mate, thanks for letting me know.
Someone give John a hug for Christmas.
Okay okay so maybe I over-reacted a bit. Rant over.
Somebody said said “Apple has blown it in the music space”. Amen brother. My consumer hardware has been Apple-centric since the early 90s but their overtures in the commercial music space have blown chunks (and obliterated many a well-curated library to boot).
Actually one of the iTunes updates erased my entire cd ripped libraries. Fortunately I keep copies on external hard drives
Today is was announced that Norway’s National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) has begun an official investigation into potential ‘fake streams’ at TIDAL: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/tidal-fake-streams-criminal-investigation-underway-over-potential-data-fraud-in-norway/