Does Tidal actually pay more than Spotify to artists for digital distribution?

Tidal is the new digital music platform on the scene, owned by a hand full of A list music artists, and their claim was that since it was artist owned, they were going to pay artist better than the other platforms. Due to the turn around time on receiving payments for music streams, I'm just now seeing the numbers on what the actual payout rate is.  First, let's see what's been posted about Tidal...

How much is music worth? See our royalty statement.

If you found out that you had gotten over 72K plays in a 3 month period for music you had released 7 years ago, you'd think that was pretty good, right? 

I'm going to do this from time to time just so people can see what streaming music pays the songwriters.  Here is one section of our first quarter royalty statement from 2014, it covers 3 months.  Based on this section of the statement, 72,098 plays paid $4.82*. That is .00006685 cents PER PLAY.