While big names like Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, and their likes dominate the music streaming scenes with almost similar features. There are lots of other music streaming services pushing through to the top and Tidal is one of them.
Like other music streaming services, Tidal music streaming service offers both music and video streaming services but focuses on lossless audio quality and high definition music video with special features and a unique business offer for artists. It has an attractive royalty package for artists and songwriters.
Tidal was launched in 2014 by Aspiro a Norwegian public company. It was acquired by Jay-Z’s Project Panther Bidco Ltd. in 2015 and it is currently co-owned by other musicians which include Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Calvin Haris, T.I, Jay-Z, and others. The company claims that the ownership pattern helps to make a variety of music available for streaming while making more money available for paying its artists. It is said to be the first artist-owned music streaming service.
Tidal music streaming – Pricing
Basically, Tidal has two subscription plans namely; Premium and Hi-Fi. There’s no free subscription level. However, it offers a free 30 days trial period for new subscribers.
The Premium plans present subscribers with unlimited music streams across multiple devices. Also, you can create new playlists, import existing playlists and download new music/videos for offline viewing. The subscription fee for this plan is about $9.99/month
The Hi-Fi plan includes the features in the premium plan with the addition of lossless CD-quality and access to the Hi-res & Tidal masters recordings. The subscription fee for this plan is about $19.99/month
These subscription plans are flexible and are designed to fit all subscribers.
Tidal music streaming – How to sign up for an account
Sign up for an account with Tidal music streaming service using any of the following; email address, Facebook, or Twitter account. Below is how to register for an account.
The Sign up process
- To sign up using your email address, log on to Tidal.com or click here
- While on the homepage, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
- Under the category titled account click on the Sign-Up link.
- While on the sign-up page, select the option you want to use to sign-up and proceed.
- Next, you will be required to select a subscription plan and a payment method.
If you are signing up with Twitter, you will be redirected to provide your twitter login details for authentication.