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There seems to be good news for Jay Z and Beyonce fans. Word on the street is the power couple is close to releasing their rumored joint album. The bad news? It will only be available on Tidal.

According to DJ Skee, Jay Z is using the project to keep subscribers locked in to the streaming service well past the 30 day free trial. But will it work? Like Jay Z’s exclusive album released through Samsung, the risk of it being leaked and downloaded elsewhere seems highly likely. But that’s just our assumption.

Neither Hov nor Bey have confirmed reports, but this is right up Tidal’s alley. Earlier this month Rihanna released her new song/ video “American Oxygen” exclusively on Tidal while Beyonce released her “Die With You” home video on the site.

Who knows, maybe this move could just be the boost the streaming service needs. In recent weeks the the company has had some growing pains, such as the firing of 25 employees and replacing the CEO. They also recently dropped out of the top 700 Apple store apps,  while their competitors Spotify, Pandora and Beats Music remain in the top 50.

Our suggestion to Tidal? Allow consumers the opportunity to download the album. If not they’ll be going out getting the milk for free.

 

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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