Beyoncé Releases ‘Lemonade’ on TIDAL

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  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Ska Senanake

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    Wow bae wow
     
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  3. Fucking Dustin

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    HAIL
     
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  5. Drew Beringer

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    lol tidal
     
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  6. Chase Tremaine

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    Ooooofffff course.

    We'll see how long this exclusive lasts
     
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  7. Chase Tremaine

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    Also, are there any good TIDAL=Illuminati conspiracy theories on YouTube yet?
     
  8. Jason Tate

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    Leaked within like 10 minutes. Damn.
     
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  9. Nathan

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  10. Chaplain Tappman

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    slower than the last one! progress!
     
  11. Jason Tate

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    What's weird is I woulda bought it if it was on iTunes (or Apple Music). I still have my Tidal subscription thing from Kanye for like a week or something, so nbd. But I think Adele/Taylor showed that certain artists can sell. I think Beyonce is in that category.
     
  12. Drew Beringer

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    same here - I ain't subscribing to tidal
     
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  13. Nathan

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    I agree, but I hope people don't fault the artist. I know Tidal is a punchline and puzzling in a lot of ways in terms of functionality and a billion other things, but at the same time I get it. Wu-Tang, Prince, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, I feel like I can't really fault them for experimenting or being careful about how they release their music even if it can be a little frustrating as a consumer.
     
  14. Chaplain Tappman

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    Between this and princes catalog tidal is probably gonna have the best week of its entire existence
     
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  15. Drew Beringer

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    Oh my god the last minute of DON'T HURT YOURSELF
     
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  16. Jason Tate

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    I don't fault them for experimenting at all. I am excited to pour over the numbers, because my gut tells me they could make more money using a different strategy, so I'm always really curious how it all plays out.
     
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  17. omgrawr

    That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

    Not sure why people are surprised she released this on Tidal since she's, like, married to Jay-Z and shit. Gotta imagine she could've made more money by at least also releasing it for purchase only on iTunes even if it wasn't on Apple Music's streaming service.
     
  18. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    Totally get why she did it, but in the long term, that model is going to fall apart. You can only rope people in with these exclusives for too long before they start realizing that it'll leak within minutes.
     
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  19. Fucking Dustin

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    Definitely bought self-titled the second it dropped on iTunes, would've absolutely done the same for this
     
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  20. atticusfinch

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    The video companion piece is fire.
     
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  21. Fucking Dustin

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    Just Blaze as a contributor to "Freedom" makes so much sense.
     
  22. coleslawed

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    there's an hour long video accompaniment with snippets of the songs on HBOnow, which you can get a free month-long trail of right now.
     
  23. CMilliken

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    I know this isn't the best for the streaming service but I would have had it streaming only on Tdial and then put it up for sale everywhere else.
     
  24. Anthony_

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    This is a joke. I know she's married to Jay-Z but there's still no excuse for not also selling it, even if it is streaming exclusively on Tidal. Honestly, I hate that it's come to this because I still buy all my music and find piracy to be the ultimate disrespect to an artist, but I'm glad it leaked within 10 minutes. Just like I'm glad Kanye is getting so much grief for lying about the Tidal exclusivity of The Life of Pablo. This can't keep happening. I'm trying to give these people my money (in the case of Kanye, I did manage to buy the album before he took it down) but I'm not subscribing to a streaming service and having to waste cell phone data just to listen to these songs in my car or anywhere without wi-fi. No deal, not for Kanye and not even for Beyonce.
     
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  25. DearCory

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    It'll be in stores and on iTunes/Apple music probably next week or the week after... don't worry.
     
  26. dvdjmskng

    The horizon is my home... Supporter

    Just out of interest, is anyone here a paid up member of Tidal? I've never met (or heard) of anyone who is. Finding someone would be like seeing an actual Unicorn.