Category Gift

Songs for Freedom, Not for Free

by Sandy Bonnington It has been a busy and exciting couple of months for hip-hop lovers, with the Tidal-exclusive release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Drake’s Views for the Six—which is exclusive to Apple Music streaming and iTunes. Alongside these major releases, Chance the Rapper released his third free mixtape, Coloring Book, available to stream free […]

What if Music is a Gift (Not a Commodity)?

by Rebecca Prentice Ever since music consumption became ‘digital’ – free from the need for physical objects like vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes – its immateriality has been both a blessing and a curse. Listeners revel in the cheap and permanent accessibility of all their favourite songs, while music execs wonder how to make money when […]