One Freestyle Given.
Did you have yo du-rag on when you was playin Super Mario World back in '92?
WHY NO PISS IN IT? FK YO FEELINGS JULIO!!!
HES A ORPHAN HE KNOWS NO FATHERLY LOVE!!!
FK YO FEELINGS!!!
" The mainstream listener, casual listeners, etc have always and will always only go for the free option"
Oh really? And who was it that was buying all of those albums that were going platinum in one week? Those weren't mainstream listeners? And if they weren't mainstream listeners, what happened all of a sudden? Where have all those record buying non-mainstream listeners gone?
Yes, he has a point. He's not in Tidal's demographic and therefore he therefore he's not entitled to Tidal's product for free. Music is not a right. It is a privilege. A privilege that you pay for. People work extremely hard to create quality music. No one is entitled to it for free. If some companies and artists choose to give it away for free or at a significantly reduced price, that's on them.
Youtube is a multiple billion dollar company with a business model built on ripping off artists' content. That's the sort of thing that got Megaupload taken down. Why youtube isn't being penalized is beyond me. However, they're taking money out of artists pockets and funneling it into theirs.