Apart from exclusive events here and there like a Jay Z B-sides concert and a Rihanna “BBHMM” viewing session, TIDAL hasn’t really done much of anything in the streaming business. Apple has come and totally taken the wind out of them with Apple Music, while Spotify continues to flourish as well. Even Rih’s promise of an exclusive “premiere” of the “BBHMM” music video on the service lasted about an hour before she took it to VEVO, hardly incentivizing any fans to spend their hard-earned coins on it.
Needless to say, rumor has it that Jay Z is ready to jump ship. Hits Daily Double reports that TIDAL has cost him millions of his own money so far because he never got the expected funding, he still hasn’t paid the licensing fees to the rights holders, and with the way things are looking for it, it’s unlikely any investors will want to help him right now. And the alleged nail in the coffin? Birdman’s recent lawsuit for copywrite infringement on Lil Wayne’s FWA. Ouch.
Despite Jay Z’s streaming service seemingly doing quite poorly, Madonna is remaining loyal.
“It’s just the beginning, so we’re working out a lot of kinks and hopefully we’re going to build something unique and amazing that’s going to attract a lot of people,” Madge said in a recent interview about TIDAL.
“It’s important that people understand we didn’t create TIDAL, we didn’t put this together, we didn’t all join forces because we’re broke and we want more money,” she added. “The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance.”
I don’t know, man… It’s barely even in conversations anymore, especially with competitors like Spotify and Apple Music. Do you think TIDAL will survive?
Roc Nation Sports has gone global as Jay Z scored another big client for his agency. The Roc just signed one of the biggest soccer stars in the world, opening the door to HUGE CASH for Roc Nation Sports in the world of international soccer.
Hov X Fresh Prince. Those two names alone definitely means the bar will be raised high for their new venture. Jay and Will have worked together recently on remaking the classic movie, Annie, and they are collaborating again to create a mini-series on Emmett Till.
For those of you who don’t know, booking a private plane cause been an extreme hassle. There’s tons of paper work and back and forth with brokers and that can get pretty frustrating. Well, now there’s a new app called Jetsmarter, which acts as ‘uber for private jets’ and allows you to book a private flight in the matter of seconds. What makes this app super cool is not only the added convenience but the fact that it’s back by none other than Jay-Z.
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Jay-Z is at it again! The music mogul has inked a multi-year deal with the 19,000-capacity venue to create special programming including festivals, artist performances and showcases, Tidal-related events and an annual concert from Shawn Carter himself.
Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money topped the charts this week, selling 246k units since it was released last Sunday night. The album marks his first-ever number one, has has 2012 debut, Dreams & Nightmares, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in the fall of 2012.
In celebration, Meek’s Roc Nation boss Jay Z (Meek is signed to the Roc for management) linked up with him, and popped some bottles of Ace of Spades champagne to toast to the good life! Check out the pics in the gallery. Congrats, Meek!
Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival line up has finally been announced. And,Jay is bringing out a lot of big names that might make this festival bigger and better than it has ever been!
It looks like this story just won’t go away for the Hov and from the outside looking in, it does seem like the man claiming Jay-Z is his father, simply wants money more than an actual relationship. Rymir Satterhwaite recently sat in an interview where he described his frustrations toward Hov!