Tidal and Spotify have long and firmly won the hearts of the streaming music lover. Both services have their advantages and disadvantages. Which one to choose depends on the expectations of the music lover.
Spotify is considered the undisputed leader in the global streaming market, where it accounts for almost a third. The main advantage of Spotify is that it has a free version and a huge media library where you can find almost all the songs and musical compositions you want. The media library is represented by tracks in different languages of the peoples of the world.
The media library of both services is quite comparable in terms of the number of tracks it contains. Tidal has a slightly larger one, but at the same time, Spotify’s music library is considered more user-oriented, it is easy to find tracks in it by the subscriber’s previous search queries, and even by his favorite genres, as well as the mood, which is determined by the service itself, and this function can be call it exclusive.
According to music industry experts, about 80% of the entire profit of the global music market is generated by streaming services. Therefore, the issue of receiving royalties from listening to the songs posted on them plays an important role for artists. Spotify is more popular than Tidal in this regard. When working with him, you can quickly gain popularity, but at the same time you can earn less, no matter how paradoxical it may sound.
Tidal can be called a music streaming service specifically for performers and composers. Statistics claim that Tidal pays its artists more per stream than Spotify. It also has detailed page-by-page information about each artist and their contributions to the music industry. Well, we should not forget that Tidal belongs to artists, in particular, to Kanye West, who, like no one else, keenly feel all the needs of listeners and are sensitive to all trends in modern music.
If the user is busy looking for music in FLAC playback format, then he just needs to choose Tidal. The sound of Tidal is still much more voluminous and of high quality, it is not for nothing that it is considered the world leader among streaming services in terms of sound quality, although Spotify has a similar format, and some other music streaming sites have announced it. But to get the most out of listening to music on this streaming service, you will definitely need high-quality audio playback equipment.
Tidal lacks the free version that the Swedish green giant has and is very popular with. For example, among its 380 million subscribers worldwide, only 150 million subscribed to a paid subscription, while the rest use the free version. And this factor plays a particularly important role in the development of the service. After all, the more subscribers he has, the more influence he has on the world of music streaming and on the music industry as a whole. And the number of its users is growing exponentially.