Commentary: Exclusive deals meant that some of the most important albums of 2016 were initially unavailable for many to hear. Here's what you might've missed.
Social Cues: Also trending on Twitter and Facebook are Transformers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sound Bites: J. Cole's new album already has a documentary about it, Drake is hella popular on Spotify and that new Childish Gambino is trippy AF.
"All Night" is the latest song from Beyonce's visual album to land as a standalone video on YouTube.
Sound Bites: This week, Beyoncé releases her latest music video after performing with the Dixie Chicks, we get a peek at "The Hamilton Mixtape" and Alicia Keys is "Here" with new music.
The video for "Daddy Lessons" is exclusively streaming on Tidal.
Social Cues: Brexit and Pokemon Go are also trending across Twitter and Facebook.
Sound Bites: Amy Schumer enrages the BeyHive, Drake releases two new singles, and Spotify stays free.
She liked Sidestep's concert-merchandise app so much that she decided to invested in it.
The First Lady rocks out to Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and Missy Elliott with "The Late Late Show" host James Corden in a carpool tour around the White House grounds.
Tidal offers Apple more star power, but selling out could jeopardize the one thing that makes it valuable.
Commentary: The streaming music service co-owned by Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West can teach Apple a thing or two about thinking outside of the box.