Spotify is not a fan of TIDAL's exclusive roll-out of Beyoncé's latest album, Lemonade, which was originally slated to stay with the Jay Z-owned streaming service "in perpetuity". The album hit TIDAL around 10pm EST on Saturday after the visual album aired on HBO over the weekend. But Spotify's global head of communications and public policy, Jonathan Prince believe's sticking only with TIDAL would be bad for Bey.

"We believe long-term exclusives are bad for artists and they're bad for fans," he said. "Artists want as many fans as possible to hear their music, and fans want to hear the music they’re excited about - exclusives get in the way of both. Of course, we understand that short promotional exclusives are common, we don’t have a total policy against them, and we certainly respect the choice of artists to decide what’s right for them."

He added then added for good measure, "Bottom line, we’re looking forward to sharing Beyoncé’s awesome new music with her millions of Spotify fans as soon as we can."