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Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Jay Z, the musician, has started a “new” streaming music service called Tidal (actually it’s a relaunch of an existing Swedish service that he bought). We unpack the likely business model for Tidal — as a way of explaining the economics of streaming music. Plus, today is the deadline for agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. The Iranians have said that once a deal is struck, sanctions should be lifted at once. Others say the lifting of sanctions should be gradual so as to encourage ongoing compliance. We look at the mechanism for lifting sanctions when transgressing countries stop offending and we ask what are the complications involved in removing sanctions.