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Death Cab, Mumford & Sons blast Tidal as pompous and out of touch

Death Cab, Mumford & Sons blast Tidal as pompous and out of touch

For an allegedly artist-friendly take on streaming services, a lot of artists sure seem to hate Tidal. Over the last few days, several high-profile acts have been outspoken about their problems with Tidal's optics and messaging, going so far as to hope for its downfall. One of the first was British pop singer Lily Allen, who predicted on Twitter that under Tidal's relatively pricey paid subscription tiers and focus on walled-off original material, "[Jay Z]'s taken the biggest artists & made them exclusive to TIDAL (am i right in thinking this?), people are going to swarm back to pirate sites in droves sending traffic to torrent sites. Up and coming (not yet...

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