Steve Albini on Tidal

Nails it:

In Albini’s view, these plans may prove lofty but misdirected. “The for-pay services are deluding themselves by trying to establish a permanent monetization of something that’s in flux,” he said. “The internet provides access to materials and things. Creating these little streaming fiefdoms, where certain streaming services have certain artists and certain streaming services have other artists, is a crippled use of the internet. If the internet has demonstrated anything over the years, it’s that it has a way of breaking limitations placed on its content.”