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Coachella festival goers answer the question: will you pay for Tidal?

April 15, 2015

Earlier this week, UK band Mumford & Sons spoke out against Tidal, questioning its pay structure for less-established acts. "I think smaller bands should get paid more for it," frontman Marcus Mumford said. "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." He wasn't the first artist to put forth that criticism: both Lily Allen and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard have also voiced similar concerns. While the streaming service has been divisive among industry insiders since its high-profile launch, we thought we'd find out how the average music fan feels about it—or rather, those willing to drop at least $375 on a Coachella pass. So we polled crowd members browsing in the festival's record store to see if they'd be willing to pay for Tidal.

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