Noel Gallagher has taken aim at Jay Z's streaming service Tidal. saying "I don't sell enough records for that shite."
Asked by Noisey's John Doran about his throught on the lavish launch Gallagher seemed particularly unimpressed. He took particular exception to Alicia Keys introduction at the New York launch.
"Alicia Keys is up there giving a speech, like something out of the UN," said Gallagher. "I think 'This has got to be fucking bollocks. Nonsense!' I'm not surprised nobody's been bothered with it."
It echoes Gallagher's recent comments he made to Rolling Stone regarding his concerns for the service. "I think ultimately that the spiel they came out with, it was like, "Do these people think they're the fuckin' Avengers? They're going to save the fuckin' [world]." I was speaking to Chris [Martin] the day after, and I said, "Are you after a Nobel Peace Prize? Is that what you're after?" They were like, "We're going to fuckin' save the music business." And I'm just sitting there, thinking [imitates smoking weed] you might want to write a decent chorus for a fuckin' start. Never mind fuckin' royalties and the "power of music." Write a tune. Fuckin' start with that."
Gallagher's comments come in the wake of a number of artists casting doubt on the service. Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard recently said: “I think they totally blew it by bringing out a bunch of millionaires and billionaires and propping them up onstage and then having them all complain about not being paid.” Similarly Billy Corgan cast doubt about how Tidal was marketed as beneficial for all artists. "To try and sell it as an altruistic thing is disingenuous because it's not. He is taking his slice of the pie, which he has every right to do -- he is a powerful man and he works with powerful people....To sell it as altruistic - I don't buy it." My Morning Jacket's Jim James went one step further describing it as 'elitist and weird'.
Noel Gallagher will have a spectacular summer ahead of him including summer headline spots at Latitude Festival, Calling Festival and Summer In The City. He's also would rather that people would stop ask him about the Oasis reunion everyone is expecting.
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