Tidal Was a Good Idea at First

Never thought I would sign up for Tidal in a million years, but it finally happened.

I get that musicians want to be certain that their earning money for the music they produce and all but why does Tidal have to be so expensive? Maybe it’s just me and the other ten people I have talked to about this but $20 a month is too much for a subscription-based music service that doesn’t even have all the music you listen to.

Last week, Beyoncé shared Lemonade to Tidal subscribers early. After watching her HBO special, I couldn’t help but think that this is her best album yet. As an Apple Music subscriber, I was not willing to wait a couple months for Lemonade. I was too worried that Beyoncé was going to pull an Adele on us and never share her new album on Apple Music.

On top of all the other subscriptions you have each month, you have to think about which ones will stay and which ones will not. Well, there is no way I am going to rid of Netflix or HBO Now, especially now that Game of Thrones is back on. Although, I don’t use Photoshop frequently, Adobe has a ridiculous cancellation fee that I will never find myself cancelling anytime soon.

I signed up for the free trial and I have not listened to anything but her album so I will be cancelling my subscription before I get charged for the next month. I did listen to Life of Pablo, but it turns out that I am not a Kanye fan. I mean Kanye is alright, but his ego is too much for me. Why on earth does he have a song called “I love Kanye?”

Although the user interface is pretty cool, I’m going to have to say good-bye to Tidal for now. Personally, I would like to see it offer something else that other music subscriptions do not offer.