Mr. Jay Z's New Music Service is Receiving a Tidal Wave of Criticism from Musicians & Fans - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 4/17/15

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Mr. Z, Beyoncé’s husband new streaming music service is receiving a tidal wave of criticism from artists and fans alike. The new service is basically a Spotify but with a twist. And that twist is that the world’s top musicians while make a lot more money while you pay a lot more to hear their music. Jay Z’s service has investors including Kanye West, Madonna, Rihanna, among others. Of course, if you’re a member of the music elite then this is a good deal for you, but if you’re a part of the middle class or less and you’re trying to make it in music, then this deal isn’t a good deal for you. Subscriptions are $20 bucks per month. Fans are taking to Twitter to mock the “poor” artists. Typical liberals. Pretend they care for the little guy, but in the end they’re the ones making the cash. No way a large amount of people will be willing to pay $20 bucks per month for this. Netflix is TV and it’s only $7.99 per month. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

Background Material;

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/tidal-jay-zs-spotify-rival-streaming-service-criticised-for-making-wealthy-artists-even-richer-10145485.html

http://radio.com/2015/04/15/mumford-sons-ben-gibbard-lily-allen-tidal-hate/

http://readwrite.com/2015/04/16/online-music-infinite-choice

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Posted on April 16, 2015 .