Since the launch of Jay Z‘s TIDAL streaming service, prospective subscribers and critics alike have been scrambling to offer their opinions. English singer Lily Allen took aim at the service, saying that it will most likely move fans to head back to illegal downloading and pirate websites.
Allen took to Twitter and fired off a series of posts last week about TIDAL, describing in her words why the service might fail in the long run in comparison to existing services. Allen has taken on bit of criticism herself, and fired back over Easter Weekend with a few choice tweets after her initial critique.
“[I] LOVE Jay z so much, but TIDAL is soon expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services, he’s taken the biggest Artists made them exclusive to TIDAL (am i right in thinking this ?),” tweeted Allen. “[P]eople are going to swarm back to Pirate sites in droves sending traffic to torrent sites. up and coming (not yet millionaires) artists are going to suffer as a result.”
There have been some push back on Allen’s tweets from those in the media, including a piece featured in a publication close to her home roots. Allen ended her tweets countering claims she’s jealous of the TIDAL artists who aligned with the service tweeting, “If I wanted to be relevant or as rich as the #Tidal16, I wouldn’t still be working in music.”
See the following pages for some of Lily Allen’s pointed words towards TIDAL.
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