What 18 Musicians Can Teach You About the Music Business

What 18 Musicians Can Teach You About the Music Business

Ever heard of Tidal?

You’re probably thinking…

Oh no! Not another music streaming service. We already got Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and Napster.


I hear Tidal will be user friendly for struggling musicians trying to make a buck. It’s been said that Tidals music royalties to artists are four times as much than Spotify. Click here for more info.

There have been many litigations against Spotify from artists who have received less than expected royalties. Tidal seems to be changing the game.

But… Why is that?

Tidals stakeholders are a bunch super successful artists and the head of it all is none other than Jay Z. The other 17 A-list stakeholders: MadonnaTaylor Swift,BeyonceKanye West, Jason AldeanDaft PunkRihannaColplday‘s Chris Martin, Usher, Nicki MinajJack WhiteCalvin HarrisArcade Fire‘s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, deadmau5J. Cole and Alicia Keys.

That’s a good list. Except Nicki Minaj she nasty.:)

What 18 Musicians Can Teach You About the Music Business.

These artists understand the struggling indie musician trying to get by. There has been some flak but we’ll see when the data comes out. This may be the change we struggling musicians are looking for. It makes sense for musicians to finally step up and grab ahold of the reigns and make things happen.

I’ve always preached in order for the future to become bright and profitable for artists and musicians a new invention or risk taker is gonna step up and take matter into their own hands and change the industry for good. I’m still thinking what that invention can be.

Without the radio, television, internet, computer and phonograph their would be no music industry as we know it today. After a century later the industry is suffering and it needs to adapt (“Adaptability” is the 5th attribute of a thinking musician) to change.

Tidal May be a fluke or huge success for indie artists. We just gotta hope for the best and wait till the data emerges.

The Lesson

  1. Only risk takers succeed.
  2. Take Calculated Risks.

If you would like to try Tidal out, there is a $9.99 and $19.99 option with a free 30 day trial and you can cancel at anytime. If you’re an artist and would like your music featured on Tidal and many other services like Spotify, and iTunes, CDbaby.com is a great company that specifically works with indies artists, plus they can get your music on Tidal.

I think I might try it.

Give me your opinion, what do you think?

Okay thanks for reading and I hope you got something out of this..


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