When Prince passed away this week (April 21st), I was reminded that there were plenty of Prince albums I have not heard. Yes, I have a few Prince albums, but I don't have them all and I wanted a chance to give many of them a try without spending a fortune on CDs.
As many remember, Prince had issues with music companies:
"The Internet's completely over," says Prince, who will not sell his new album via iTunes or Amazon. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."
As a result, fans looking to listen to his music either need to buy the album, find them elsewhere on the web, or subscribe to Tidal.
Tidal on iOS
If it weren't for Apple Music, I am fairly sure I would be subscribed to Tidal right now. The main reason is that they are the only service that integrates with the best music platform on Earth. If I listened to most of my music at home, I would subscribe to Tidal Lossless and pay the $119 for a year's subscription to Roon Audio. However, I mainly listen to music at work and in the car, so spending that much money on a service that is only superior when I am listening at home didn't make much sense. However, I will say that the combination is nothing short of magical.