Sad day for Apple Music and Spotify users

Apple Music and Spotify users, these are dark times for us. I may have to cancel my Apple Music account as I do not know what i'll listen to now. Whatever shall I do? How will I recover from such horrible news like this?

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No excuses!
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    I LOL'd your post assuming it was a joke, if not and you are seriously sad about this, my apologies... :)
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,671
    Tool is in the works for getting on Apple and Spotify, so there's that, which more than balances it out.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,640
    It's the Spotifypocalypse!
    -- or maybe the Applepocalypse.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,058
    Those are my two favorite aminals!
    I disabled signatures.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,942
    Probably needs to juice up tidal or whatever its called....must be failing bad
  • Strong BadStrong Bad Posts: 4,220
    I should have put a clearer warning in my OP, warning of the extreme level of sarcasm so y'all don't slip and fall on it.

    Tidal is failing miserably and Jay Z can't help but whine about it, claiming Apple, Spotify and others are not playing fairly. Sorry dude...it's called BUSINESS! Tidal is the equivalent of Microsoft trying to enter the smartphone business.

    Tidal claims people want to pay a premium for high bit rate music streaming, but the streaming market doesn't care about high bit rate. Maybe several hundred on the Polk Forum cares, but millions of streaming customers don't.

    Besides, there's no bit rate high enough to make his music listenable.
    No excuses!
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,113
    Some bands have also not let Tidal use their material for streaming like Metallica
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,453
    I could care less.
    I use Apple Music to find music I want to buy. It's a great preview tool so I can finally in my life stop buying albums with one good song.
    To this day I still prefer to buy the CD and then rip it lossless.
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 478
    Still a CD guy too, and then rip to lossless using Jriver. Works for me.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,014
    Strong Bad wrote: »
    I should have put a clearer warning in my OP, warning of the extreme level of sarcasm so y'all don't slip and fall on it.

    Tidal is failing miserably and Jay Z can't help but whine about it, claiming Apple, Spotify and others are not playing fairly. Sorry dude...it's called BUSINESS! Tidal is the equivalent of Microsoft trying to enter the smartphone business.

    Tidal claims people want to pay a premium for high bit rate music streaming, but the streaming market doesn't care about high bit rate. Maybe several hundred on the Polk Forum cares, but millions of streaming customers don't.

    Besides, there's no bit rate high enough to make his music listenable.

    Last time I checked, they are all failing to turn a profit, including Spotify, since most (about 2/3) of their "subscribers" are using the free account. For now, the music streaming business isn't viable, but obviously, its the way things are going so folks are trying to make $$$ on it. And I think Jay-Z has a point: the only way to possibly make a profit is to completely screw the artists. And for those of us who like music, that's a bad thing right?

    Tidal does pay a little better, even though it's very hard to get good data on it.

    As people caring about lossless streaming, as of a year ago Tidal had 1.35 million "hifi" subscribers, which while palling in comparison to Spotify's numbers, certainly greatly exceeds the "few hundred" Polk members you cite.

    I for one really like Tidal, use it every day for hours a day for both background and critical listening (although I don't have all that much time for the latter), but I also would like artists to get paid, and realize that streaming probably isn't a sustainable model. So it will be interesting to see how this all pans out in 5-10 years...
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,671
    With as many people that listen to streaming music these days they need to charge companies more money to advertise and/or increase the amount of ads on the free accounts than they are if they're losing so much money. Having ads more often would generate more income as well as entice more listeners to pay for an ad free account.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,297
    Streaming seems to be doing well. Too bad it is mostly low-fi.

    "Music streaming services accounted for the majority of all music revenues in the U.S. in 2016 for the first time ever, according to recent data released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). A report published by the RIAA said that estimated retail revenue from recorded music in the U.S. grew by 11.4% in 2016 to $7.7 billion, and streaming music accounted for 51% of that revenue."

    https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/04/05/music-streaming-platforms-now-bring-in-the-most-re.aspx
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,294
    Tidal needs to stop targeting the hip hop crowd that doesn't give a rats **** about quality. The marketing is all wrong and thy can't see that.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,671
    DSkip wrote: »
    Tidal needs to stop targeting the hip hop crowd that doesn't give a rats **** about quality. The marketing is all wrong and thy can't see that.

    Tidal advertises? I don't think I've ever seen or heard a single advertisement for any music streaming service to be honest with you.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,671
    edited April 2017
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Why this isn't on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, etc. etc. etc. This is massive news...real big insanely HUGE news! The masses should know...or at least his three fans :)

    He has sold 55 million albums so far.

    I'm not a fan of rap, really, but I still appreciate the talent that a lot of rappers have even if others think it's talentless music.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • andrew82andrew82 Posts: 152
    Seems like a sensible business strategy.
    Strong Bad wrote: »
    Tidal is failing miserably and Jay Z can't help but whine about it, claiming Apple, Spotify and others are not playing fairly. Sorry dude...it's called BUSINESS! Tidal is the equivalent of Microsoft trying to enter the smartphone business.
    This is fallacious.
    Strong Bad wrote: »
    Besides, there's no bit rate high enough to make his music listenable.
    This is subjective.
    Nightfall wrote: »
    He has sold 55 million albums so far.

    I'm not a fan of rap, really, but I still appreciate the talent that a lot of rappers have even if others think it's talentless music.
    This is the truth.

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,014
    I don't listen to JayZ, but there are lots of rappers and hip hop artists who are incredible musicians, and um, artists. Check this video out. This dude is ridiculous.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/08/12/489769830/anderson-paak-the-free-nationals-tiny-desk-concert
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  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,210
    edited April 2017
    I am a big fan of Tidal. I don't listen to hip-hop but they have most of the music I have looked for. Besides competition is good for everyone. Streaming is here to stay. We need more HiRez options.
    Carl

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,293
    Nightfall wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Why this isn't on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, etc. etc. etc. This is massive news...real big insanely HUGE news! The masses should know...or at least his three fans :)

    He has sold 55 million albums so far.

    I'm not a fan of rap, really, but I still appreciate the talent that a lot of rappers have even if others think it's talentless music.

    But **** Z isn’t one one of them..
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    Most streaming services don't make money and neither do the artists.
    While streaming can potentially open new artists up to a wide audience, song placement on film or TV or a successful concert tour are the only real ways to make money as an artist.
    As with many industries, the business model has changed in favor of the consumer.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,297
    Interesting thread to resurrect after one year for a first post. Trying to sell those products in your links?
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    This is absolutely spam, ignore it
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,505
    I wish Jay Z would pull the trigger on a gun pointed at his head. After wiping-out the Kardashians, the Jenners, and Kanye West, of course. :p
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,751
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I wish Jay Z would pull the trigger on a gun pointed at his head. After wiping-out the Kardashians, the Jenners, and Kanye West, of course. :p

    Don't hold back tell us how you really feel.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,505
    Willow wrote: »
    Don't hold back tell us how you really feel.

    "The Beverly Hillbillies" is better than "Green Acres", which is better than "Petticoat Junction".
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,882
    Hosanna
    Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
    Hey Sanna Hosanna
    Hey JZ, JZ won't you smile at me?
    Sanna Hosanna
    Hey Superstar
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,505
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Hosanna
    Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
    Hey Sanna Hosanna
    Hey JZ, JZ won't you smile at me?
    Sanna Hosanna
    Hey Superstar

    Tell the rabble to be quiet,
    We anticipate a riot,
    This common crowd...................I better stop there. :p
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