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Jay Z Enters Music-Streaming Wars With Tidal - WSJ
By JOHN JURGENSEN
March 30, 2015

Tidal as “the first ever artist-owned global music and entertainment platform. We want to create a better service and better experience. Our mission goes beyond commerce and technology.”

Tidal faces a major challenge in gaining a foothold among streaming giants such as Google, Rhapsody and Spotify AB, which has 60 million total users, including 15 million who pay for access. Tidal’s parent company, Aspiro, reported 503,000 paid users in January.

Tidal has been available in the U.S. since last year. The service’s main selling point is higher-quality sound, but Ms. Keys also made a reference to exclusive content, which will no doubt include releases by some of the artists with her on stage Monday.
streaming  Jay-Z  music  Tidal  Spotify  Rhapsody  exclusivity  content 
march 2015 by jerryking
With New Move, Jay-Z Enters a Sports Agent State of Mind - NYTimes.com
By KEN BELSON
Published: April 2, 2013

Roc Nation Sports is the newest arm of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s “full-service entertainment company” that has quickly built a strong reputation representing artists like Rihanna, Shakira and M.I.A. Jay-Z has been temporarily licensed to represent professional baseball players, said Ron Berkowitz, a spokesman for Roc Nation Sports, which also has teamed with Creative Artists Agency, a leading Hollywood agency that provides formidable negotiating authority.
Jay-Z  sports  talent_management  Live_Nation  baseball  talent_representation 
april 2013 by jerryking
Robinson Cano Leaves Scott Boras for Jay-Z’s Agency - NYTimes.com
By DAVID WALDSTEIN
Published: April 2, 2013

In an announcement Tuesday, the new agency, Roc Nation, which is affiliated with Creative Artists Agency Sports, said it had signed Cano as its centerpiece and first client.

The announcement included a statement attributed to Cano.

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” it read. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and C.A.A. Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”
Jay-Z  sports  talent_management  talent_representation 
april 2013 by jerryking
Decoded, by Jay-Z
Dec. 06, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | by Joshua Ostroff
Jay-Z  book_reviews  hip_hop  music 
april 2011 by jerryking
Delivering 'Decoded' in Multiple Ways - WSJ.com
DEC. 13, 2010 | WSJ |By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG. Random House
has come up with a host of other editions, including an application that
is expected to be available soon at Apple Inc.'s App Store for the
iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch. "We want to deliver content any way the
consumer wants to read it," Consumers will be able to purchase a
10-song version of the "Decoded" app for $9.99 with interactive lyrics.
If they pay an additional $24.99, they'll get 26 more songs with lyrics.
They can also listen to the actual songs if they have them in their
iTunes library—or buy them. The app will work only on Apple devices.
Enough? Not quite. Random House also is offering an enhanced e-book
edition for $35 that includes exclusive video interviews with Jay-Z,
plus 2 additional videos. This format is available via the Amazon Kindle
app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. So, one title, "Decoded," but
5 versions: the book, the digital e-book, the app, the expanded app and
the enhanced e-book. .
Jay-Z  e-books  mobile_applications 
december 2010 by jerryking
Decoded, by Jay-Z - The Globe and Mail
Reviewed by Joshua Ostroff,, music editor of Spinner.ca, has
been into hip hop since buying Run-DMC and Beastie Boys cassettes in
elementary school. He has covered the genre for The Globe and Mail since
2002.
Dec. 06, 2010 Decoded, by Jay-Z, Spiegel & Grau, 317 pages, $40
book_reviews  Jay-Z  hip_hop  music_industry 
december 2010 by jerryking
Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded,’ a Guide to his Life and Lyrics - NYTimes.com
Nov. 22, 2010 | NYT| By MICHIKO KAKUTANI. Part autobiography,
part lavishly illustrated commentary on his own work, “Decoded” offers a
harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth,
while simultaneously deconstructing his lyrics. “Decoded” is less a
conventional memoir or artistic manifesto than an elliptical,
puzzle-like collage: amid the reminiscences, there are music history
lessons that place rap in a social & political context; enthusiastic
shout-outs to the Notorious B.I.G. & Lauryn Hill; remedial lessons
in street slang; & personal asides about the exhaustingly
competitive nature of rap & the similarities between rap &
boxing, and boxing & hustling drugs. At the same time, “Decoded”
highlights the richly layered, metaphoric nature of the author’s own
rhymes —underscoring how Jay-Z’s former life honed his gifts as a
writer, including a survivor’s appraising sense of character, an
observer’s eye for detail & a hustler’s penchant for wordplay &
control.
Jay-Z  hip_hop  celebrities  music  autobiographies  memoirs  books  moguls  music_industry 
november 2010 by jerryking
The State of Jay-Z's Empire - WSJ.com
OCTOBER 22, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JOHN JURGENSEN,
He's worth an estimated $450 million and hobnobs with Bill Gates and
Warren Buffett. How the Brooklyn-born performer has become the leading
music impresario of his generation.
Jay-Z  moguls  Live_Nation  music_industry  branding  partnerships  celebrities  impresarios 
october 2010 by jerryking

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