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Mumford & Sons slam Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal

'I Will Wait' hitmakers Mumford & Sons have slammed Jay Z's music streaming service, Tidal

The band's frontman, Marcus Mumford, recently told The Daily Beast that they won't be abandoning Spotify in favour of the re-launched subscription-only service because it's just another way for 'rich, wealthy artists' to take more money from fans and consumers:

"We wouldn't have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don't want to be tribal. And when they say it's artist-owned, it's owned by those rich, wealthy artists. What I'm not into is the tribalistic aspect of it - people trying to corner bits of the market, and put their face on it. That's just commercial bull****.”

Guitarist Winston Marshall went onto add that he also doesn't agree with Taylor Swift's decision to pull her back catalogue from Spotify, which she did last year because the service doesn't 'fairly compensate' musicians:

“We don't want to be part of some Tidal 'streaming revolution' nor do we want to be Taylor Swift and be anti-it. I don't understand her argument, either. The focus is slightly missed. Music is changing. This is how people are going to listen to music now: streaming. So diversify as a band.”

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Check out Mumford & Sons' 'The Wolf' below: