The general public has been outspoken in the past 24 hours over the price point for the new streaming service from Tidal. The service is part owned by several major celebrities like Madonna, Jay Z and Beyonce.
The price point is expensive as in some countries the currency rate of what a dollar would be is a lot different. For example; 20 dollars in USD to BRL (Brazil currency) would become 64 dollars per month for the high end version of the Tidal streaming service. This doesn’t seem to be something that the creators of Tidal have taken into consideration.
When it comes down to it…there are many streaming services including online radio and Spotify. So people will eventually move to the cheapest service that gives more bang for their buck.
Below you can see the net worth of each person who is part of the Tidal streaming service set to rival Spotify and other mediums.
Fans left these comments due to the expensive price point on social media:
“I’m sorry but the general public, who are earning what is basically a living wage and just manage to get by, will not want to pay £20 or $20 every month for music they do not physically own.”
“It’s about putting money in people’s pocket that have more than enough already.”
Madonna issued a statement personally even mentioning the Illuminati after her social media accounts became bombarded with ‘money money money’ comments.
“Tidal is not about consumption and greed! Its about protecting an art-form that is beloved to all of us MUSIC! ❤️#rebelhearts stand together for what they believe in!”
“If you refer to Tidal as Illuminati, you are paying us the highest of compliments. As I’ve stated before it is another name for “The Enlightened Ones” a group of scientists, philosophers and artists that emerged after the dark ages. They changed and shaped the world for the better! Do the research and find out for yourself! #knowlwdge is power ❤️#rebelheart”
In the end it all comes down to how much money you personally make each month. Then do a calculation of how much money you have left over for personal pleasure. Also keep in mind that people still buy CDs – although if the service is gonna stick around I can see future albums being launched on the service.