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Mumford & Sons Are Not Fans Of Tidal

Marcus Mumford and his sons aren’t here for Hov’s streaming service.

April 12, 2015

UK folk-rockers Mumford & Sons publicly decried TIDAL in an interview with The Daily Beast, joining artists like Lily Allen in the ranks of musicians who don't think TIDAL is a great idea. Citing his dissatisfaction with the compensation structure, frontman Marcus Mumford commented "I think smaller bands should get paid more for it. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don't think you can complain. When they say it's artist-owned, it's owned by those rich, wealthy artists...I don't want to align myself with Spotify, Beats, Tidal, or whatever. We want people to listen to our music in their most comfortable way, and if they're not up for paying for it, I don't really care."

That isn't to say that the band doesn't appreciate the influence streaming technology and services have had on the music industry. "Smaller bands have a better opportunity in the music industry now than they've ever had, because you don't need to have a record deal to have your music listened to worldwide," Mumford said. "It's democratized the music industry."

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Mumford & Sons Are Not Fans Of Tidal