TIDAL has announced a new free tier, enhanced paid subscription tiers, direct-to-artist payments, fan-centred royalties, and more.
With support from the vast majority of our record label and distributor partners, TIDAL aims to go beyond current industry standards to make royalty payments more transparent for artists and rights holders.
"We're building a platform that values art, artists, and culture, and for the first time opening the platform experience up to a wider group of fans with the free tier," said Jesse Dorogusker, head of TIDAL.
"TIDAL is also supporting artists with fairer earning terms and quicker payments, and fans are getting a better way to support their favorite artists. These offerings are the first step of many, and we're excited to collaborate with artists to evolve our tools to help them continue to grow and create on their own terms."
TIDAL now offers three membership options for fans to choose from: TIDAL Free (US-only), TIDAL HiFi, and TIDAL HiFi Plus. Both HiFi tiers are available in all of TIDAL's 61 international markets with plans to extend the free tier to other markets in the future.
All tiers have access to the same catalogue of over 80 million songs, videos and curated playlists, with each tier having its own set of perks outlined below:
TIDAL Free (US-only): For the first time, music fans can now try TIDAL at no cost, with access to the entire music catalogue and playlists, with limited interruptions.
TIDAL HiFi: At $9.99/month, this tier offers interruption-free access to HiFi sound quality. With TIDAL HiFi, members have offline capabilities, access to features like TIDAL Connect and My Activity, which provides individualised daily listening insights.
TIDAL HiFi Plus: For $19.99/month, HiFi Plus features everything the HiFi tier offers, in addition the introduction of fan-centred royalties and direct-to-artist payments.
HiFi Plus will also continue to provide access to immersive sound formats, Dolby Atmos Music and Sony 360 Audio Recordings, and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), alongside early access to exclusive offerings and future features.