This is John Stuart's fourth Bitcoin and the Arts podcast!
This month, John's chatting about a new music streaming service called Tidal. It's supposed to be an amazing innovation for artists because it should give them more control over their music, but John has some doubts. For one thing, the artists currently running Tidal are already extremely popular and presumably prosperous names like Jay Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, etc.
So do "artists" own this Tidal thing or do a few rich musicians own it? Because Jay-Z, Robots & Jack aren't necessarily good distributors.
— Kenneth Pattengale (@kpattengale) March 31, 2015
Today, John will share why he thinks Tidal will ultimately be useless to smaller music producers and consumers. He'll also explain why he thinks an ideal music industry would allow people to directly control what they create, just like Bitcoin allows you to be your own bank. Enjoy!
Leave a comment and let us know if you think Tidal will actually benefit artists or music consumers!
Remember to tune in the first Saturday of every month for more of the Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart!
Also, if you're interested, here's the press conference that John mentions in the show.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egShCjfvi9s&w=620&h=349]