The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Rapper Jay Z has launched a music subscription streaming site called Tidal. Many of music's major stars have joined the project and have become co-owners. These include Beyonce and Madonna. Tidal will rival other streaming sites like Spotify. It does not have as many songs as its rivals. The owners hope people will use it because it is the first streaming site owned by musicians. It will offer its 25 million songs for $9.99 a month.



Tidal hopes it "will forever change the course of music history". It will give artists more control over their music and how it is sold. Traditionally, they have had little control. Jay Z said he wanted artists to get more money. He said: "We didn't like the direction music was going in." He wants singers to ask their record labels to give Tidal new music a week before other services. This will give Tidal a head start in selling the music.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32125293
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/aspiro-surged-on-jay-z-tiday-announcement-2015-4#ixzz3W9JaajAo
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/30/tidal-jay-z_n_6972746.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

music subscription

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songs

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Many of music's major

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songs as its rivals

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Tidal will rival

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streaming site

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It does not have as many

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owned by musicians

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The owners hope people

e.

month

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the first streaming site

f.

stars

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25 million

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other streaming sites

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$9.99 a

h.

will use it



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

forever change the course

a.

labels

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It will give artists

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start

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he wanted artists to

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music was going in

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the direction

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music

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record

e.

more control

6.

a week before

f.

of music history

7.

give Tidal a head

g.

other services

8.

selling the

h.

get more money

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Rapper Jay Z (1) ___________________ music subscription streaming site called Tidal. Many of music's (2) ___________________ joined the project and have (3) ___________________. These include Beyonce and Madonna. Tidal will rival (4) ___________________ like Spotify. It does not have as many songs as its rivals. The owners hope people (5) ___________________ it is the first streaming (6) ___________________ musicians. It will offer its 25 million songs for $9.99 a month.

Tidal hopes it "will forever (7) ___________________ of music history". It will give artists more (8) ___________________ music and how it is sold. Traditionally, they (9) ___________________ control. Jay Z said he wanted artists to get more money. He said: "We didn't (10) ___________________ music was going in." He wants singers to (11) ___________________ labels to give Tidal new music a week before other services. This will give Tidal a (12) ___________________ selling the music.





MUSIC STREAMING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about music streaming in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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d)

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FREE WRITING

Write about music streaming for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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