Lily Allen

Lily Allen6 posts
6 Apr, 2015

Criticizes Tidal

Makes Statement

Allen criticizes the streaming music site on Twitter:

i LOVE Jay z so much, but TIDAL is soon expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services, he’s taken the biggest Artists, made them exclusive to TIDAL (am i right in thinking this ?). People are going to swarm back to pirate sites in droves, sending traffic to torrent sites. Up and coming (not yet millionaires) artists are going to suffer as a result… my concern is that Tidal may set emerging artists back.  WE COULD JUST STRIKE TILL THE LABELS GIVE US OUR FAIR SHARE OF STREAMING REVENUE, NOT TAKE ADVANCES, NOT DELIVER MUSIC, FOR THE FUTURE ARTIST…A REAL REVOLUTION YEAH…….. GUYS………. GUYS……….. USHER?…….. MADGE……. DAFT PUNKS?? GUYS???????? *WAVES AT YACHT*.

Clarifying later:

Just to clarify… i really don’t give a f-ck about the music industry, well, I care about a few good eggs that work within it and am grateful to the people who have helped me develop as an artist. My concern is that Tidal may set emerging artists back. Hosting exclusive consent from the biggest stars on the planet on a paying platform, while i agree with its intention, i fear it will send people back to pirate/torrent sites.” It’s an interesting point, but surely those that can’t (or won’t) pay for TIDAL will just continue using Spotify instead of turning to piracy?

23 Jul, 2014

BBC Playlister

Allen appears on BBC Radio 1 and plays a selection of her favorite tracks including hits from Disclosure, Lil Wayne and The Saturdays.

1 Jun, 2014

Glamour UK cover

Magazine Cover

Glamour-Jun14-Cover_glamour_28apr14_Pr_btAllen appears on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about family, friends, and feminism with the magazine.

It’s sad when your own sex, in the name of feminism, hit you back down.

1 Mar, 2014

Elle UK cover

Magazine Cover

s34yyzv3iju1s14iAllen appears on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Elle UK magazine. She talks about the pressure to be perfect, fame, and coming back to music after retiring.

By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted and really pissed off. This was pre-phone hacking scandal, so those lines hadn’t been drawn. People just didn’t give a sh-t, and there weren’t any barriers. I did feel at that time that I wanted to leave and never come back. But I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home and look after [children] all day… there was a void. I’m a creative person, I like to speak my mind. Making music is the perfect vehicle for that.

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