Beyonce, Jay Z album released on streaming services

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 09, 2019

Beyonce and Jay-Z's latest album,-Everything is Love, has been released on Spotify Premium, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's latest album,Everything is Love, has been released on Spotify Premium, Apple Music, and Amazon Music, according toInsider.

The surprise album was first released on two days ago exclusively on Tidal, Jay-Z's own digital music service. Given the power couple's seeming disregard for streaming numbers and Spotify in particular, the short window of exclusivity was unexpected, leaving fans to question Tidal's future and speculate that the service may be in trouble.
In May, Norwegian newspaperDagens Nringsliv accused Tidal of overstating streaming stats for Beyonce and Kanye West by several hundred million, according to Business Insider. According to the yearlong investigation, which began when the newspaper received a hard drive containing Tidal's data, the service inflated the number of times individual users played tracks and reported those numbers to record labels, which then paid out royalties based on the false numbers.

Tidal responded to the investigation in a statement calling it a "smear campaign."

The service has also run into dispute with Kanye West, who originally released his albumThe Life of Pablo as a Tidal exclusive in February 2016 before making it available on other streaming services just a few days after its release