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Artists who release music exclusively on Tidal, the new streaming service headed by Jay Z, may suffer on the charts. Although the service has promised to pay the highest royalty percentage to these artists, this is still something to think about. According to a study and report from Billboard, if an artist puts a song out exclusively on Tidal the song will chart lower on Billboard’s Hot 100 since the service isn’t as popular as other platforms like iTunes and Spotify.
Billboard came up with these chart positions by assuming that a song released on Tidal would suffer a 95 percent decline in streams compared to being on other on-demand music services. The estimations were made based on the low number of Tidal subscriptions in the U.S. According to a study and report from Billboard.