Today marks the launch of Jay Z‘s new streaming service Tidal. Tidal offers the ability to stream both music and videos, unlike its adversary Spotify.
Many artists have already joined the music titian in the fight of making streaming profitable for all. Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Madonna, Usher, Daft Punk and more have already joined the movement.
One star that surprisingly joined the movement was Taylor Swift. This is a surprising move on her part considering that she yanked her entire discography down from Spotify last October – citing Spotify and services like it as the reason why music sales are dwindling. The star also pointed out that artists receive less than one cent per streamed song, she also claimed this type of free accessibility lessens the value we as a society place on music.
However, the payment metrics taken on by Tidal will provide artists with an opportunity to make a profit from the music they’ve created. Tidal uses two month-to-month payment options, the ten dollar option grants you access to music video, expertly curated editorial, and music of standard sound quality. The twenty dollar option grants you the same experience, however your sound quality is upgraded to High Fidelty.
Check out Tidal’s promotional video below!
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The Super Bowl has been known to help artist score unprecedented record sales — no different for Bruno Mars. Shorty after his halftime performance his already platinum albums “Unorthodox Jukebox” and “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” surged into the iTunes top five.
Not only did Bruno‘s albums surge up the charts, so did his singles — two of them pushed themselves into the top ten of the charts.
Bruno has already become one of this generations leading acts by scoring record high album sales but he can now be crowned “King of The Super Bowl”. The star has broken Madonna‘s record for most watched Super Bowl performance — the star managed to garner 115.3 million viewers.
Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performance on Sunday night attracted the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl, attracting 115.3 million viewers, Fox announced Monday, citing Nielsen data.
He earned this feat despite having played during one of the least interesting, un-competitive, and most boring Super Bowl’s to date. Majority of NFL fans began to zone out by halftime because it became obvious who would win; hence why ratings dropped after Bruno‘s performance.
With his album “Unorthodox Jukebox” nearing sales of 2M in the US and 5.3M worldwide it’s clear to see that Bruno has always been a crowd favorite even before Music’s most watched event.
What’s even clearer is that the Super Bowl will further help him solidify himself as an R&B legend!