• @astreus
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    193 months ago

    Been using tidal ever since Spotify’s Joe Rogan debacle. Main reason? They actually pay the artist. But the sound quality is a nice bonus as well! No regrets…other than people trying to share music with me by sending a spotify link!

    • @aleph@lemm.ee
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      3 months ago

      They still don’t pay the artists all that much. No streaming services do.

      If you genuinely want to support artists financially, you should buy their music outright through online stores like Bandcamp or Qobuz.

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        3 months ago

        It’s true, but at least half the artists I listen to I would never have found if it weren’t for streaming. Something is, after all, better than nothing.

        And compared to the competition, Tidal’s payments are good:

        ~30% more than Apple Music (0.01c)

        ~300% more than Spotify (0.003 - 0.005c)

        ~500% more than Soundcloud (0.0025c)

        ~1000% more than Pandora (0.00133c)

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          Sure, but even 300% of a tiny amount is still a tiny amount. People shouldn’t be kidding themselves that Tidal pays artists well when the compensation is still significantly less than if you buy an artist’s music directly.

          The best approach is to use both - streaming for discovery and online stores for when you find an artists you really like and want to support them financially.

          • @astreus
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            23 months ago

            If I had the money to pay for music twice I would 😅