Spotify better watch out. Introduced as “the first artist-owned global music and entertainment platform,” Tidal is off to a great start with Beyoncé releasing a new song and its music video for the streaming service on Saturday.
Tidal, purchased by Jay Z, Beyoncé’s husband, is boasted as a music platform owned by artists, and its owners are looking forward to have more musicians enter the picture to increase investments.
Forbes pointed out that the sixteen artists who had signed up with Tidal all have a combined 298 top 40 hits and a total of 53 number one songs, encouraging critics and skeptics alike to question the business’s integrity and its availability for the independent music scene.
Co-owners include big names like Madonna, Alicia Keys, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Usher.
Should consumers decide to opt for the $9.99 subscription fee, they’d be able to listen to Beyoncé’s brand new single “Die With You,” which MTV describes as a “stripped-down song” released by the singer and her husband in time for their seventh wedding anniversary.