Beyonce and Jay Z were spotted in New York City heading to dinner at La Esquina. It was reported earlier, that due to a deal not yet inked with Sony, Tidal could possibly lose access to alot of Beyonce’s catalog. As you can tell from these photos, Bey is completely #Unbothered. Check out photos from the outing in our gallery.
UPDATE: Unbothered? Exactly!
“Jay Z is a friend and business associate for many years,” Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris said in a statement to Billboard. “I have always admired his business acumen, his entrepreneurship and his passion for music. All of our content, including Beyonce, 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.”
A source familiar with the situation tells Billboard that Sony Music’s negotiations with Tidal are still underway, but the statement from Morris seems to indicate that there’s little chance of those talks ending with Beyonce being removed from the service. As well, users are still able to access Sony’s catalog on the service.
Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group both confirmed that they had re-licensed their catalogs to Tidal.