When Jay-Z and Beyoncé released their collaborative album on June 16, they stage-managed its release to cause maximum impact. During their performance in London, the video screen behind them lit up with a message: ALBUM OUT NOW. The album was initially only available on one music streaming service: Tidal. Owned by Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and a series of their famous friends, Tidal has gone from an obscure Norwegian streaming service to a global player in just three years. But along with Tidal’s rise has come accusations of inflated streaming figures, the departure of three chief executives in just over two years, and allegations of unpaid bills. Tidal started life in 1995 when three employees of a Swedish... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Tidal: How Jay-Z’s streaming service turned into a music industry joke
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I WOULD have thought Lottie Tomlinson might have learned some valuable lessons from her brother’s time in the spotlight. But the make-up artist, self-proclaimed social media influencer and sister of Louis may have made her biggest mistake yet after being pictured appearing to snort a suspicious white powder. I can reveal Lottie, who has chased fame working with A-Listers including Selena Gomez, has been plunged into a suspected drugs scandal after the snap from a private house party emerged this weekend. Louis’ younger sister can be seen hovering over five thin lines on a table after enjoying a “booze-fuelled” night out at exclusive central and West London clubs Toy Room and Raffles. A source said: “Lottie was well and truly letting her hair down on Friday night and she really didn’t care who saw what she was up to. “She waited until after the club to really let loose and made lines of the mysterious powder on the table and snorted them up. … [Read more...] about Louis Tomlinson’s sister Lottie pictured appearing to snort lines of suspicious white powder at private house party
MUSIC fans around the world were left devastated when Prince passed away in 2016. Here we take a look at his life, when he died and what caused his untimely and tragic death... Who was Prince? Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending … [Read more...] about When did Prince die, what was the Purple Rain singer’s cause of death and how old was the musician when he passed away?
Steve Karnowski, Associated Press Updated 10:45 am, Sunday, April 15, 2018 Photo: Chris O'Meara, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. The saga to settle Prince's estate provides a cautionary tale about what can happen when someone dies without leaving a will, as he did when he died of an accidental opioid overdose at his Paisley Park studio April 21, 2016. less FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. The saga to settle Prince's estate provides a cautionary tale about what can ... more Photo: Chris O'Meara, AP As Prince heirs stew, bankers and lawyers cash in on estate 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about As Prince heirs stew, bankers and lawyers cash in on estate
"The dream of being an artist like myself and connecting directly with an audience has never been more close and reachable than right now," the rapper said at the conference, which unveiled Apple's new music streaming service. It's official: Drake, who was on board to join Jay Z's Tidal until two days before the service's March 30 launch, loves Apple Music. The 28-year-old Toronto rapper's presence was everywhere at Apple's 2015 WWDC. He appeared himself to plug the new service. Fellow Toronto native The Weeknd (who famously shot to fame in 2011 after Drake's co-sign put his mixtape House of Balloons on the map) closed the announcement by performing his new single "I Can't Feel My Face." Drizzy was on board to talk Apple Connect, a sort of revamped take on iTunes' social-media platform Ping (shuttered in 2012), which allows artists to centralize their posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other services, posting them all in one place. Introduced by Eddy Cue, … [Read more...] about Drake, Previously in Talks With Tidal, Endorses Apple Music at WWDC