What Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Says About How We Listen To Music Now

The album, whose release surprised the couple’s fans, is available both on their own Tidal service, and on competing streaming platforms.

By Shelly BrisbinJune 21, 2018 1:05 pm| ,

Last Saturday night, Jay-Z and Houston-born Beyoncé ended a concert in London in a surprising way – a sign flashed “Album Out Now.” And that’s how the world learned about the Carters’ surprise release “Everything Is Love.” It’s the latest chapter in the couple’s ongoing chronicle of their marriage, and another major event on the cultural landscape.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says the Internet’s reaction to “Everything is Love” was, like anything involving Jay-Z and Beyoncé, “sudden and huge. And the Beyhive goes into overdrive.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How Tidal fits into music distribution today

– What surprising choice Beyoncé and Jay-Z made in distributing this album

– What role albums play in music today