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Thread started 09/01/15 11:06am

switters

So we have to join Tidal?

...to hear / buy the new album I have to join Tidal?

but I don't WANT to join Tidal. No interest. Certainly no interest in paying a monthly fee.

So far I think the new Prince tracks are sub-standard and he's up to his typical maddening pre-album promotional choices: like why release a not-as-good remix of This Could Be Us as a single?

I heard he "might" release the album as a hardcopy CD. But when?

I'm annoyed.

I thought AOA was his best in years. He made it easy to buy. iTunes. I've got it in my iPhone. Millions of people use it. Whatev!

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Reply #1 posted 09/01/15 11:16am

OperatingTheta
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Try the free trial. You can download the album and play it afterwards even if you no longer have a subscription.

Also, my undertanding is, that a physical release will follow later, possibly Oct 15th.
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Reply #2 posted 09/01/15 11:18am

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You can't keep the download once the trial expires can you?

But either way, you can easily record it and burn it to a CD.

RIP sad
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Reply #3 posted 09/01/15 11:39am

NouveauDance

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If it's free any way, I don't have to go through the hassle of joining right, I can just google it - isn't that how it works batting eyes

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Reply #4 posted 09/01/15 1:11pm

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TheEnglishGent said:

You can't keep the download once the trial expires can you?

But either way, you can easily record it and burn it to a CD.



I heard you can still play it using their app providing you downloaded it. Not sure yet as I'm not intending to join until the 6th.
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Reply #5 posted 09/01/15 2:31pm

leadline

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Nobody will be forced to join Tidal, eventually there will be a hard copy or digital download elsewhere.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #6 posted 09/01/15 2:52pm

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OperatingThetan said:

TheEnglishGent said:

You can't keep the download once the trial expires can you?

But either way, you can easily record it and burn it to a CD.

I heard you can still play it using their app providing you downloaded it. Not sure yet as I'm not intending to join until the 6th.

What's an app? razz

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #7 posted 09/01/15 10:19pm

SoulAlive

I haven't joined Tidal either and I don't plan to.I don't really like the idea of "streaming" music.If he releases it on a physical CD,I'll buy it then.

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Reply #8 posted 09/01/15 10:20pm

SoulAlive

leadline said:

Nobody will be forced to join Tidal, eventually there will be a hard copy or digital download elsewhere.

cool thumbs up!

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Reply #9 posted 09/02/15 1:50am

TheEnglishGent

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SoulAlive said:

leadline said:

Nobody will be forced to join Tidal, eventually there will be a hard copy or digital download elsewhere.

cool thumbs up!

But Tidal is free for a month, so what's the problem with joining?

I honestly do not understand why people are up in arms about this. I joined the other day, it took about 1 minute, maybe less. After that I straight away went to the unsubscribe page to make sure that it doesn't actually renew. I'm good to the 29th Sept then it ends.

RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 09/02/15 1:57am

TheEnglishGent

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OperatingThetan said:

TheEnglishGent said:

You can't keep the download once the trial expires can you?

But either way, you can easily record it and burn it to a CD.

I heard you can still play it using their app providing you downloaded it. Not sure yet as I'm not intending to join until the 6th.

The mobile app has an offline switch so that you can download stuff to the device. I'd be surprised if you could still listen once your subscription has expired because you won't have a valid log in any more. I'll find out on the 29th smile.

RIP sad
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Reply #11 posted 09/02/15 2:51am

train23

what about the wrecka stow?
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Reply #12 posted 09/02/15 3:14am

MIRvmn

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I don't know anyone who has Tidal and not many knows what Tidal is, he should makes his music accessible where he can reach most people (Spotify YouTube etc)
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #13 posted 09/02/15 3:16am

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TheEnglishGent said:



SoulAlive said:




leadline said:


Nobody will be forced to join Tidal, eventually there will be a hard copy or digital download elsewhere.





cool thumbs up!



But Tidal is free for a month, so what's the problem with joining?

I honestly do not understand why people are up in arms about this. I joined the other day, it took about 1 minute, maybe less. After that I straight away went to the unsubscribe page to make sure that it doesn't actually renew. I'm good to the 29th Sept then it ends.



A voice of sanity, thank fuck.
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Reply #14 posted 09/02/15 4:25am

RJOrion

TheEnglishGent said:



SoulAlive said:




leadline said:


Nobody will be forced to join Tidal, eventually there will be a hard copy or digital download elsewhere.





cool thumbs up!



But Tidal is free for a month, so what's the problem with joining?

I honestly do not understand why people are up in arms about this. I joined the other day, it took about 1 minute, maybe less. After that I straight away went to the unsubscribe page to make sure that it doesn't actually renew. I'm good to the 29th Sept then it ends.





exactly!...in fact, its worth the 9.99 or 19.99 that you have to pay, depending on which version you get....
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Reply #15 posted 09/02/15 4:29am

RJOrion

MIRvmn said:

I don't know anyone who has Tidal and not many knows what Tidal is, he should makes his music accessible where he can reach most people (Spotify YouTube etc)



at one time, no one knew what cd's or mp3's were, either...electronics are constantly evolving...its up to us, to keep up, or become old and feeble minded...
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Reply #16 posted 09/02/15 6:03am

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RJOrion said:

MIRvmn said:

I don't know anyone who has Tidal and not many knows what Tidal is, he should makes his music accessible where he can reach most people (Spotify YouTube etc)



at one time, no one knew what cd's or mp3's were, either...electronics are constantly evolving...its up to us, to keep up, or become old and feeble minded...

Trur but it has nothing to do with what I just said, Tidal isn't a very well known music streaming service, it has only 540 000 subscribers
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #17 posted 09/02/15 6:31am

Dandroppedadim
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MIRvmn said:

RJOrion said:
at one time, no one knew what cd's or mp3's were, either...electronics are constantly evolving...its up to us, to keep up, or become old and feeble minded...
Trur but it has nothing to do with what I just said, Tidal isn't a very well known music streaming service, it has only 540 000 subscribers

will be interesting to see by how much the subscriptions will rise when the album drops.

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Reply #18 posted 09/02/15 7:38am

aaroncanderson

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Prince has said countless times that Black people need to own more companies. Black people own Tidal. Yet people here seem puzzled as to why P has partnered with Tidal. P doesn't have to sell as others. He is probably trying to help J out.
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Reply #19 posted 09/02/15 8:56am

TheEnglishGent

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MIRvmn said:

RJOrion said:
at one time, no one knew what cd's or mp3's were, either...electronics are constantly evolving...its up to us, to keep up, or become old and feeble minded...
Trur but it has nothing to do with what I just said, Tidal isn't a very well known music streaming service, it has only 540 000 subscribers

Only 540,000.

RIP sad
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Reply #20 posted 09/02/15 5:54pm

Mindflux

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MIRvmn said:

I don't know anyone who has Tidal and not many knows what Tidal is, he should makes his music accessible where he can reach most people (Spotify YouTube etc)

He doesn't have to do anything and Spotify and YouTube are the WORST places to release music for an artist if he wants to make money.

Of course, if you work FOR FREE, then you may not concur.

...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #21 posted 09/02/15 5:57pm

TheGhostlyNun

TIDAL may yet be the best place to hide this Jince/Prosh album away.
[Edited 9/2/15 17:58pm]
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Reply #22 posted 09/02/15 6:06pm

Mindflux

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TheGhostlyNun said:

TIDAL may yet be the best place to hide this Jince/Prosh album away. [Edited 9/2/15 17:58pm]

You've heard it then?

...we have only scratched the surface of what the mind can do...

My dance project;
www.zubzub.co.uk

Listen to any of my tracks in full, for free, here;
www.zubzub.bandcamp.com

Go and glisten wink
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Reply #23 posted 09/02/15 6:12pm

TheGhostlyNun

Mindflux said:



TheGhostlyNun said:


TIDAL may yet be the best place to hide this Jince/Prosh album away. [Edited 9/2/15 17:58pm]


You've heard it then?




No. This is why I said 'may yet', rather than 'will'.

You tried to do a clever response, but failed. Nice try though.
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Reply #24 posted 09/02/15 6:18pm

RJOrion

Tidal has 800, 000 subscribers...

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Reply #25 posted 09/02/15 6:50pm

TraSoul82

RJOrion said:

Tidal has 800, 000 subscribers...


No it doesn't. That was an overestimation around the time of the "press conference". The number being thrown around back then was 770k. The problem is that they are including "subscribers" such as myself, who canceled the service as soon as I verified the app worked.

With that being said, I'm sure Prince saw the writing on the wall and took some money upfront to say he would move everything to Tidal (seeing that he probably the only artist who could actually follow up on the 'exclusive' claim). It puts his name in the news and immediately spreads his music to ~50-200k new listeners (potentially).

I'm sure Prince wishes he could push the date up a bit (as the wave crashes), but overall it was a smart business move. Using a struggling (therefore desperate) service to increase his audience. He's already been compensated, I'm sure.

I'm also sure that Tidal was never meant to be an end all, but I respect the way P is still searching for some type of commercial renaissance. I mean, I'd rather see moves like this than him going back to the thong-trench-bandana ensemble.
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Reply #26 posted 09/03/15 4:06am

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TheGhostlyNun said:

TIDAL may yet be the best place to hide this Jince/Prosh album away. [Edited 9/2/15 17:58pm]

Where do you propose they hide the CD's which will be releasing a short while after?

RIP sad
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Reply #27 posted 09/03/15 6:52am

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I wouldn't be so quick 2 jump 2 Tidal just yet...
Rumor is that front man Jay-Z may be bailing out due to not being able to secure funding or something like that... Big shock, right?
Amazon is claiming a physical release for HiTnRuN so I can wait.
Besides, I have attempted to subscribe twice with no luck.
Thanks, but no thanks.
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