7 Artists Who Aren’t Down with Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service

Tidal just isn't floating everyone's boat. (See what we did there?)

Jay Z’s Tidal wants to make waves for all, but not everyone thinks it’s starting out on the right foot. Streaming service users and artists alike have spoken out against the Spotify rival, claiming that it’s too exclusive and expensive, and that it only benefits artists who are already wealthy a few times over. One Twitter user put it best when he posted the net worth of each of the artists on the stage at Tidal’s press conference at the beginning of the month.

Tidal responded earlier this week to critics saying that the streaming service wasn’t “for all” artists when it added a new feature to its platform. The goal of the Tidal Rising function is to shed light on emerging talent from all genres of music on a weekly basis. It’s too early to tell how the success of the new add-on will play out in the long run, but it does seem like a step in the right direction, especially if the company truly wants to represent “all” artists.

While we wait to see whether or not Tidal Rising will have a positive impact on breaking new acts, take a look at which artists have already taken a stance against the streaming service.

Jennifer Lopez

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