Jack White Goes Online To Defend Jay Z and TIDAL, Criticize YouTube and Free Music

image from www.nbc.com“You’ve got questions and comments about TIDAL, and Jack White has answers,” begins a post on White’s ¬†Third Man Records site. The questions and comments were submitted by members of the Third Man Records Vault and fans on Facebook, and then addressed “by Jack White himself.”

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Jack White on TIDAL for developing artists

image from www.aceshowbiz.com“I’m aiming to get unknown artists paid so that they can make more music…TIDAL is going to help a lot of artists out. I’m talking about the punk band that has 50k hits on Youtube and doesn’t see a dime.”

“Unknown musicians don’t have a voice being heard, i want those artists to make a living at being artists so more great music can happen.

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“…whoever started the model of making a website that gets paid by big advertisers (Youtube) and does not pay that money to the artists GENERATING the interest. Makes no sense to an artist trying to survive…

But also bigger artists, medium artists, whatever, if PSY gets viewed 2 billion times and makes a couple grand, where did all his money go?”

One Free Music 

“Should movies be free too? How about food?”

“How much did you pay for that last movie you saw at the theater? And how much did that movie cost to make? Don’t devalue musicians man, support them. Making records is expensive, believe us, I don’t see people saying we should go to the movies for free, or Netflix should be free. that state of music is in flux, be on the side of supporting creativity, not taking from it. this gives you that chance.”

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