Tidal: How Jay-Z's streaming service turned into a music industry joke

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have added their brand new collaborative album to major streaming services and iTunes.

The album was initially only available on one music streaming service: Tidal.

Ironically, in the album Beyoncé raps about how, "My success can't be quantified / If I gave two f***s about streaming numbers, would've put (previous album) Lemonade up on Spotify".

But Tidal on Monday announced it has a new exclusive from the Carters, just as it lost its exclusivity on Everything Is Love: A single titled Salud.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce dropping their surprise album the day after Nas released his, has many fans thinking the legendary Jay-Nas beef is back, but this won't be a throwback to 2001.

The move is an at least tacit recognition of Tidal's laggard market position and the need for artists to embrace Spotify if they are seeking to dominate the charts.

Spotify has Everything is Love available to stream but only for people who pay. Dagens Naeringsliv, a business newspaper in Norway where Tidal had its roots before Jay-Z's purchase, last month said that the company had been inflating its figures, a charge the firm denied.

The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.

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