LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Taylor Swift dealt a blow to Spotify last November after she pulled all of her music off the streaming service, now she's hitting them a second time after announcing her music will be available on Jay Z's new Tidal streaming service.
Acquired as a part of Jay Z's $56 million deal for its Swedish parent company Aspiro, the pay-for-play Tidal service offers unlimited streamed music for $19.95 a month. The service purports to offer 'high fidelity' or lossless audio, high definition music videos and curated content such as playlists.
Swift's move to list her music on Tidal follows her previous decision to keep her music on the Rhapsody Music Service and Beats, both of which charge a fee for use.
"It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is," Swift wrote in an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal last year. – Staff Writers