Beyonce's `Lemonade' Debut on Tidal Is a Major Win for Starpower

  • Reflects fragmentation and complexity of digital music space
  • Tidal allows album downloads, gets exclusive streaming rights

Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Beyoncé Knowles’s decision to release her new album “Lemonade” via subscription streaming service Tidal is the latest demonstration of superstars’ power to withhold their music and the fissures in the digital music market.

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