Lily Allen have never been once to mince words when she see's injustice. What makes her refreshing is that she's both smart and unfiltered without becoming a hater. Her latest target? Jay Z's TIDAL streaming music service.
Musicians Lilly Allen let loose on Twitter over the weekend questioning the purpose, value and effect of Jay-Z new exclusive driven paid music streaming service TIDAL.
i LOVE Jay z so much, but TIDAL is soon expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services, he's taken the biggest Artists— lily (@lilyallen) March 30, 2015
made them exclusive to TIDAL (am i right in thinking this ?), people are going to swarm back to Pirate sites in droves— lily (@lilyallen) March 30, 2015
sending traffic to torrent sites. up and coming (not yet millionaires) artists are going to suffer as a result.— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015
Allen is particularly concerned that exclusive content behind a paywall encourages piracy, and a Beyonce TIDAL exclusive track released on Saturday may have already proven her point. But that;s not her only criticism:
also, unless TIDAL start sending everyone good quality headphones, the resolution thing is kinda redundant.— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015
we should all start making music with shit studio monitors #bridgingthegap— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015
WE COULD JUST STRIKE TILL THE LABELS GIVE US OUR FAIR SHARE OF STREAMING REVENUE,NOT TAKE ADVANCES, NOT DELIVER MUSIC, FOR THE FUTURE ARTIST— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015
Also troublesome to Allen is the wealth of TIDAL's 16 artist-partners:
A REAL REVOLUTION YEAH...........GUYS............GUYS.............USHER?..........MADGE....... DAFT PUNKS ?? GUYS ???????? *WAVES AT YACHT*— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015
who have helped me develop as an artist. My concern is that Tidal may set emerging artists back. Hosting exclusive consent from the biggest— lily (@lilyallen) March 31, 2015