Beyonce’s fans, who are patiently waiting for the singer’s new album “Lemonade” to be made available in other music portals such as Apple’s iTunes or Spotify have been waiting for something that is showing no signs of happening anytime soon. Tidal is apparently the only place where one can hear the songs from Lemonade and Beyonce is not interested in expanding the availability status of her album.
“Lemonade” will not be streamed in any other music sites other than Tidal in the future a source told The Verge.
This is not a new practice since Kanye’s album, “The Life of Pablo”, had claimed the same that it will only stream exclusively in Tidal for six weeks straight. However, the album had eventually become available in Spotify and started selling in Kanye’s personal website.
Also, not unlike Pablo, Quartz revealed that “Lemonade” had actually brought traffic for Tidal, making it the third most downloaded app in the United States, only falling behind to viral apps like Snapchat and Slither.io.
Even though Kanye’s album did not collect anything close to the kind of traffic attracted by “Lemonade,” it was streamed an impressive 250 million times in a little more than a week from its release on Tidal.
Ironically enough, “Lemonade” is full of songs that depict certain resentment towards one’s lover, which can only be presumed to be the musician’s husband, Jay Z, the co-owner of Tidal.
There have been no talks of making Lemonade available for sale in the near future, even though it is bound to happen sooner or later. This is due to the fact that Tidal can only be accessed by 46 countries while Beyonce’s fans are spread out all over the globe.
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