04/14

Jay Z’s Tidal is Doomed – and Facebook Doesn’t Sell Cars

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Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal is in for a tsunami of doom!

And…

Auto dealers say Facebook doesn’t sell cars. Really?

It’s episode 17 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey.

Plus, rants and raves on Madonna’s Meerkat fiasco, Selena back on tour – twenty years after her death, HBO REALLY wants your money, and why are “No Kardashian Parking” signs all over LA?

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  • I totally agree, Tidal is doomed to fail from the off. The lack of free basic subscription is a nail in the coffin, not to mention there music is available all over the internet from other legal, and not so legal services.

    As soon as it was announced I instantly remembered We7, founded by former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel, and serial dotcom entrepreneur Steve Purdham.

    Founded in 2007 it was reported that the company never turned a profit, and in 2010 it tripled its annual turnover reducing losses to just under £3m! Not good for a service with over 11m music tracks available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps, plus on the web.

    Ultimately British supermarket Tesco bought the digital music service for £10.8m, netting Peter Gabriel an expected £2m windfall from the deal. And the fate of We7, it was shuttered and folded into online movie rentals firm Blinkbox, that Tesco had purchased in April 2011.

    So if Pete Gabriel and a dotcom millionaire can’t make a service of that type financially successful, I don’t hold up much hope for Jay Z and friends. We7 also had an ad supported free subscription, and they still never made a profit!

    But I’m sure if it does fail, and you never know it might succeed, they’ll try to quietly sell it, or perhaps shut up shop without too many people noticing 🙂

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