We’ve seen ample evidence of this in vinyl, and now we’re seeing it in streaming. Because people who voluntarily pay more for music generally have better taste in music.
Enter Tidal, a CD-quality, lossless streaming service that costs $19.99 a month. That is more than twice that of Spotify, and there isn’t a free tier. The service (available at tidalhifi.com) also has HD-quality music videos and curation, and was launched in the fall of last year for serious audiophile listeners in the US, UK, and Canada.
Here’s what TIDAL subscribers listen to most, according to a ranking just emailed by the company.
Image: ‘Discovering Vampire Weekend,’ by Alexandre Normand (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).