Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Daft Punk Join Jay-Z for Launch of TIDAL
Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Daft Punk were revealed today as part of Jay-Z's star-studded collection of artists that will be playing roles in the launch of the new music streaming service, TIDAL. According to TIDAL’s website, it will be “the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial.”
These three representatives of the dance/electronic music genre join the likes of artists including Madonna, Beyoncé, Usher, Kanye West, Jack White, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna as influential tastemakers who will be taking part in TIDAL. According to Breakit, these artists will be offering new music exclusively to the service months before their official releases. An advantage that this service will have over Spotify aside from the support of these powerful music figures is that its artist payouts will be significantly higher than those of Spotify's — a common topic of controversy that seems to constantly surround the service.
TIDAL will be offering two kinds of memberships to the service — a hi-fi service for $19.99 per month (for high quality sound) and a standard service for $9.99 per month. There will not be an available free option with ads like Spotify.
The artists involved have been showing their support on social media by changing their profile photos to a blank image of the signature TIDAL aqua blue color and sharing the hashtag "TIDALforALL. Stay tuned for more information on the streaming service to come soon.