Tidal Is Really Just a Ripple in a Larger Ocean

The Basic Background

Yesterday, Jay Z and company relaunched Tidal, the new music streaming company that they’re convinced is “the future of music.” After a $50+M purchase of Tidal (in the form of Aspiro) last year, Jay Z has been bending our ears with how the rerelease of the new service will be the best thing ever for artists, revolutionize the music industry, provide the best listening experience…blah, blah, blah. Only it likely won’t do any of those things.

Not the First Anything

No, It’s Really Not “Artist-Owned”

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The Big Three Major Labels and Their Subjects; Sony (blue), Universal (green), and Warner (red)

Basically the Same Layout

Married to An Obsolete Business Model

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Tidal logo

An Unscalable Model and Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

More Dedicated to the Needs of Which Artists?

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Comment from BuzzFeed coverage of the Tidal release, number 1
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Comment from BuzzFeed coverage of the Tidal release, number 2
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Comment from BuzzFeed coverage of the Tidal release, number 3
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Comment from BuzzFeed coverage of the Tidal release, number 4
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Comment from BuzzFeed coverage of the Tidal release, number 5

In the End

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