Contrary to rumors, Beyonce's music will stay on TIDAL.
Yesterday (May 29), in the midst of rumors of TIDAL's swelling financial woes, reports circulated that Sony was considering pulling all of its music from the streaming service. The loss of all Sony-endorsed business would be crippling, no doubt, but Sony has the rights to one artist whose removal would be particular painful: Beyonce, the better half of TIDAL owner Jay Z.
Today, Sony has quickly responded to the rumors, denying them entirely. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris issued a public statement to Rolling Stone, voicing his continued support for Hov and TIDAL: "Jay Z is a friend and business associate for many years. I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyoncé, is available through the Tidal service, and we have announced no plans to remove our catalog from Tidal. Like all of our other partners, we are rooting for Jay and Tidal to succeed."
Thus, it appears TIDAL users will continue to be first in line for whatever Queen Bey throws at us next.
Are y'all with team TIDAL?