Perhaps TidalHiFi is what Taylor Swift has been waiting for.
Back in November, the singer and songwriter pulled her music off Spotify because the streaming service wasn’t of much benefit to her financially and artistically.
After Jay Z’s bid for Aspiro, which is now known as TidalHiFi, has been accepted on Friday, Swifts music was seen in the new streaming service catalog. In an interview with Time, the “Shake It Off” singer spoke on her thoughts on the other services.
“I think there should be an inherent value placed on art,” she said. “I didn’t see that happening, perception-wise, when I put my music on Spotify. Everybody’s complaining about how music sales are shrinking, but nobody’s changing the way they’re doing things. They keep running towards streaming, which is, for the most part, what has been shrinking the numbers of paid album sales.
“With Beats Music and Rhapsody you have to pay for a premium package in order to access my albums. And that places a perception of value on what I’ve created. On Spotify, they don’t have any settings, or any kind of qualifications for who gets what music. I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that’s that.”
It seems that TidalHifi has already received support for making a change in the streaming business. All of Taylor Swifts song are available except her 1989 album.