"We live in a society now where everybody just expects everything to be for free, but you don't get a house for free," says the pop superstar.
Tidal has seemingly been under fire ever since launching in March: the streaming music service is co-owned by some of the medium's biggest stars, but its pricing has been criticized, its interim CEO recently left and Birdman is reportedly suing the company for $50 million. In a new interview with the Associated Press, Madonna -- one of the company's many famous co-owners -- defended Tidal by pointing to the company's core ideals and hinting at more upcoming changes.
"It's just the beginning, so we're working out a lot of kinks and hopefully we're going to build something unique and amazing that's going to attract a lot of people," says Madonna.
One of the "kinks" that Tidal has been working out has been an overall image problem, especially when compared to cheaper subscription services like Apple Music. Earlier this month, Tidal announced a family plan with discounted prices for multiple subscribers using the same account.