5 Lunchtime Links: Why even ‘Lemonade’ can’t fix Tidal

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FILE -- Beyonce and her husband Jay Z at a launch event for the music subscription service Tidal, which Jay Z bought in 2015 and reintroduced as an artist-friendly alternative to Spotify, in New York, March 30, 2015. When Beyonce?s album ?Lemonade? was released it was available only on Tidal, but now it appears that exclusivity will only last 24 hours before it can also be downloaded from iTunes. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)
FILE -- Beyonce and her husband Jay Z at a launch event for the music subscription service Tidal, which Jay Z bought in 2015 and reintroduced as an artist-friendly alternative to Spotify, in New York, March 30, 2015. When Beyonce?s album ?Lemonade? was released it was available only on Tidal, but now it appears that exclusivity will only last 24 hours before it can also be downloaded from iTunes. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z at a launch event for the music subscription service Tidal, which Jay Z bought in 2015 and reintroduced as an artist-friendly alternative to Spotify, in New York, March 30, 2015. When Beyonce?s album ?Lemonade? was released it was available only on Tidal, but now it appears that exclusivity will only last 24 hours before it can also be downloaded from iTunes. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

1. Despite “Lemonade,” “The Life of Pablo” Tidal still has major shortcomings for listeners.

There’s little Beyoncé can’t do, but right the Tidal model might be on the short list. In commentary for Wired, K.M. McFarland parses out the main hardships the streaming service is now facing, including a class-action lawsuit concerning Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” release and not enough of the exclusive offerings that would entice buyers into, you know, buying.

2. Rachael not Rachel.

Jay-Z wasn’t the only one caught in the crossfire resulting from the highly-anticipated Saturday release of Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade.” As the American-Statesman’s Jackie Wang reports, TV chef Rachael Ray was on the receiving end of what was probably, at first, some very confusing hate, after Queen Bey’s army confused her with designer Rachel Roy, with whom Jay-Z is rumored to have had an affair with.

3. Austin to be first stop on Drake’s summer tour.

This boy’s up to something. Drake will again gift Austin with his presence when he kicks off his “Summer Sixteen” tour at our very own Frank Erwin Center July 20, Austin360’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Tickets for the show are set to go on sale Friday.

4. Which car really inspired Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”?

Although you might have thought the lyrics descriptive enough, there is some controversy surrounding just which car inspired Prince’s hit “Little Red Corvette.” Luckily Jalopnik wrote a story about it, and then another after the woman who owned the very vehicle called to make a correction, and — plot twist — it isn’t even a Corvette.9gvpHRVmN3u4ldCPLa2xRtqddaaTXDxGn2BapORvWkE (1)

5. Woman paints through all 403 episodes of Bob Ross’ “Joy of Painting.”

How relaxing do you find an episode of Bob Ross’ paint-along PBS show “Joy of Painting”? As Mashable reports, one woman finds the show enjoyable enough to have tasked herself with painting through all 403 episodes of the series and however thousands of many friendly trees. This lady is clearly working toward those good times. You can follow her progress here.

 


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