Chris and Stephen note the launch of Tidal with some skepticism, then contrast the service with what could be considered Tidal’s polar opposite: YouTube. We look at the international aspects of music distribution, and think about how youth factor in to the ever-changing equation. And, good news, there’s a happy ending. I love happy endings.
Before You Go
- Iran and the Obama Doctrine by Thomas Friedman
- “Number One” by The Sideshow Tragedy. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Now with more techno! Just kidding.
- The Piano Guys’ YouTube Page
- Pentatonix’s Youtube Page
- By the Numbers: 80+ Amazing YouTube Statistics
- 33 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share
- 13–24 Year Olds Watching More YouTube Than TV - To The Surprise of No-one by Andy Smith
- Lily Allen: “Tidal Will Make Fans Swarm Back to Piracy…”
- Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes
- Why Netflix needs to crack down on foreigners accessing its US site by Leo Mirani
- Bandcamp Hits $100 Million Payout Milestone, Plans Artist Subscriptions by Andrew Flanagan
- Jay Z Launches TIDAL As “Artist Owned” Music Service: Big On Star Power, Short On Details by David Ulevitch
Previously on the show
- 2.03: Impervious Scale—we talked about YouTube’s Music Key product and their problems with artists like Zoë Keating.
- 2.10: So You’ve Been Hacked—we talked about how all industries are affected by the Internet.