Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal has started selling CDs

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Tidal, that online streaming service that allows you to listen to music online so you don’t need CDs, has started selling CDs.

In an arguably backwards move, Tidal has for the first time begun selling physical releases alongside streams with Prince’s new album HITNRUN PHASE ONE.

The service has previously allowed artists to add stores to their pages, but these have until now just been for T-shirts, posters etc.

This might have been a non-negotiable point from Prince though, a well-known Luddite who previously declared that “the internet’s completely over”.

The musician last week also criticised the state of music.

“I’m not interested in what happened yesterday,” he told the New York Post when they brought up how his music is still inspiring acts like The Weeknd, Miguel and Tame Impala.

“There might be music that sounds like me, but what good is that? You’re essentially in the feedback loop.

“It’s a bad time for music in general. There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening.”

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