Music streaming service TIDAL made headlines in 2015 when the service was bought by Jay Z. TIDAL was founded and created by the Norwegian/Swedish company Aspiro. In 2016, Jay Z’s company Project Panther Ltd closed, but TIDAL still exists and offers some special features as a streaming service.
TIDAL offers listeners two formats in which they can enjoy music:
TIDAL Premium offers music in the usual high quality for a lower price.
TIDAL HiFi offers FLAC-based playback in a lossless quality for an extra charge, making it the choice for true sound enthusiasts.
You can watch music videos on TIDAL as well as listening to music. A few well-known artists currently (or temporarily) have their new releases exclusively available on TIDAL.
Streaming services typically range between 0.1 and 1 cent per play. The amount depends on the store’s advertising revenues, price model, channel used, country, number of premium customers etc., and therefore varies monthly.
Important: Contrary to some rumors, musicians also get paid for plays in the ad-supported freemium model. We’ve gone into more detail about streaming income here.
TIDAL is currently available in the following countries:
TIDAL Czech Republic
TIDAL Dominican Republic
TIDAL Hong Kong
TIDAL New Zealand
TIDAL Puerto Rico
TIDAL South Africa