Franz Ferdinand frontman hits out at celeb streaming service Tidal

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FRANZ Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has hit out at the celebrity-owned streaming service Tidal.

The 43-year-old Scot, whose hits include ‘Take me out’ and ‘Ulysses’, wrote: “I wish someone would invent something just like Spotify but a bit more expensive.”

 

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The comment came after Monday’s launch of the streaming service owned by the likes of Jay Z, Madonna, Jack White, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Rihanna.

The so-called “co-owners” of Tidal promised their endeavour will bring about a “whole new era” for the industry at the event in New York.

 

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Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos did’t sound overly impressed with the streaming service Tidal

 

But with people having to fork out £20 a month for the privilege – double Spotify’s maximum monthly charge – some are questioning just who it will benefit.

In response to Kapranos’ tweet, musician Robert Rotifer wrote with apparent sarcasm: “It should be owned by the richest musicians in the world to make it extra classy.

“As a musician I want them to be my gatekeepers.”

While RM Hubbert added: “They get paid twice this way as well. Which is nice for them.”

“Kinda contradictory that Tidal claims to care about the quality of music but offers a lower quality plan anyway,” added a fan called Sydney.

Kapranos isn’t the only Scottish musician less than impressed by Tidal.

 

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Fran Healy, lead singer of the Glaswegian band Travis also took to Twitter to voice his concerns.

 

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He wrote: “How is Tidal owned by all artists and at the same time owned by 12?

“Bands should get a better cut from streaming for sure. But why should fans have to pay more for that cut?”

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