Tidal vs. Apple Music

By Asia Daggs
Blog Content Contributor

My music is a daily essential and I like to utilize all aspects of it; I create my personal playlists, use the generated picks for me and even the radio tabs that are offered. I have subscribed to both Tidal and Apple Music to find which suits me better and which one I will continue to use. In case you do not know, Tidal is a music streaming service co-owned by several artists, while Apple Music is the newest development in music streaming for Apple Inc. Both of the companies offer multiple monthly subscriptions and an assortment of services for users to choose from.

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Tidal
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Apple Music

Tidal was created over two years ago by the foreign company Aspiro, and then later was bought by Jay-Z at the beginning of 2015. It is known for its lossless audio and huge variety of exclusive and curated content. Tidal is the first streaming service that is artist-owned; the company’s stakeholders include Madonna, Beyonce, Jason Aldean and many others. It claims to have the highest paying percentage of royalties for their artists and songwriters and used that title to campaign the relaunch. The artists release new videos, interviews and performances that are not available anywhere else, so Tidal is a little more appealing to due to that tactic. For example, Kanye recently released his highly-anticipated album only on Tidal to persuade all of his fans to become monthly subscribers. My favorite components of Tidal is the high quality of the content, the modern, sleek design and I love being one of the first to have access to certain material before other services get it.
Apple Music was launched in June of last year by Apple Inc; it was paired with their Beats Music and iTunes Radio to establish an all-in-one service. The app has only been running for about seven months and already has over 11 million subscribers. Apple Music caught my attention with selling the idea of getting any album you can imagine for only ten bucks a month. Having every album at my fingertips is a huge plus and the format is easily accessible. One of the coolest aspects is the Connect tab; artists that partnered with Apple Music are able to release their own content in a blog-inspired format. For instance, artist Drake and his label release a curated playlist of their favorite music and even unreleased songs every month. Connect is a way for us to see what and who are favorite artists listen to and anything else they would like to share with fans. Apple Music has a sleek and open design that makes it easy to navigate and each service bids great features.

Apple Music and Tidal have many factors that contribute to the competition they are in. They both have generated playlists, are accessible for desktops and all other portable electronic devices and have offline playback. Additionally, both companies have trials for newcomers to start off with and they hold the same amount of library space. It is difficult to choose between these two services due to the amount of their similarities. As of now, I am still torn in between the two; I am leaning more towards Apple Music in behalf of the amazing Connect tab, but I do not want to part from the sense of exclusiveness that Tidal gives me. Overall, music is being thrown at us constantly and in all types of forms that can appeal to each and every one of us. If you are always listening to music and you like to personalize it to fit your preferences, then I would highly recommend trying these platforms.

Apple Music was launched in June of last year by Apple Inc; it was paired with their Beats Music and iTunes Radio to establish an all-in-one service. The app has only been running for about seven months and already has over 11 million subscribers. Apple Music caught my attention with selling the idea of getting any album you can imagine for only ten bucks a month. Having every album at my fingertips is a huge plus and the format is easily accessible. One of the coolest aspects is the Connect tab; artists that partnered with Apple Music are able to release their own content in a blog-inspired format. For instance, artist Drake and his label release a curated playlist of their favorite music and even unreleased songs every month. Connect is a way for us to see what and who are favorite artists listen to and anything else they would like to share with fans. Apple Music has a sleek and open design that makes it easy to navigate and each service bids great features.

Apple Music and Tidal have many factors that contribute to the competition they are in. They both have generated playlists, are accessible for desktops and all other portable electronic devices and have offline playback. Additionally, both companies have trials for newcomers to start off with and they hold the same amount of library space. It is difficult to choose between these two services due to the amount of their similarities. As of now, I am still torn in between the two; I am leaning more towards Apple Music in behalf of the amazing Connect tab, but I do not want to part from the sense of exclusiveness that Tidal gives me. Overall, music is being thrown at us constantly and in all types of forms that can appeal to each and every one of us. If you are always listening to music and you like to personalize it to fit your preferences, then I would highly recommend trying these platforms.

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