Tidal kicks it old fashioned by promoting Prince CDs
Jay-Z’s Tidal service might consider that streaming music is the longer term, however it’s apparently prepared to embrace the previous… in sure circumstances, at the least. Scorching on the heels of launching his newest album on Tidal as a streaming unique, Prince is promoting a CD model of that very same album (together with downloads) by means of the corporate’s retailer. Sure, you can also get a plastic copy of HITNRUN to play in these few moments once you’re nowhere close to your pc or telephone. Tidal already lets musicians promote posters, shirts and different merch by way of its website, however this seems to be the primary time that CDs have discovered their approach to the web store.
It isn’t clear whether or not different artists are free to promote CDs, and whether or not or not we will anticipate to see comparable strikes sooner or later. We have reached out to Tidal for particulars. Nevertheless, it is protected to say that CD gross sales are going to be the exceptions, fairly than the rule. Prince might have declared that the “web’s utterly over,” however many listeners would disagree — it is uncertain that many artists will rush to promote CDs by means of a service that is serving to to kill CDs.
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