Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Beyonce and Sony Gave Jay Z 24 Hour Exclusive on “Lemonade”: Coming to iTunes Tonight


So, Beyonce and Sony weren’t so stupid after all.

The exclusivity to Tidal for streaming “Lemonade” ends tonight at midnight. The New York Times reports that iTunes will get the CD for downloading then. Beyonce won’t have to smash any car windows.

Presumably, Spotify and Amazon will follow. Beyonce didn’t make that album for a small audience. On Friday she wants to be number 1. There’s only oen way to get there: be available on all platforms.

Kanye West and Rihanna regret no doubt their Tidal exclusive.

Maybe Sony will even issue a proper physical disc. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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