Why Tidal Is in So Much Trouble

David Turner, writing at Gizmodo:

Tidal’s subscriber numbers received such intensified attention because initial adoption of the service appeared to be slow and the company ceased providing any user base information, while its competition continued to show growth. An extensive 2017 Dagens Naeringsliv report alleged that Tidal’s subscriber numbers were inflated. The paper said according to multiple sources and documents that Tidal’s true subscriber base in September 2015 was closer 350,000—Jay-Z tweeted it was 1,000,000—and in March 2016 was 850,000—although Tidal said 3,000,000.

I just don’t see how Tidal finds a place in this market. If you want a streaming service, you’re using Spotify or Apple Music, if you want random songs or videos, you’re using YouTube. I don’t see any place for Tidal to grab a foothold.

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The Flatliners Cancel Upcoming Shows

The Flatliners have canceled their upcoming UK shows:

Due to unforeseen circumstances stemming from personal and family matters, we will be cancelling our upcoming summer tour dates, until the middle of August. This is not a decision that was made hastily or easily, rather one that needed to be made to ensure the health and wellbeing of all who are involved with this band.