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Jay Z’s ‘Tidal’ Branded A ‘Flop’ By Industry Analysts

App Slips Out of Itunes Top 700 In Just Two Weeks

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Not even the combined powers of superstar acts Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, and Alicia Keys have proven themselves enough to keep Tidal afloat, industry insiders suggest.

For, after last month’s ginormous press circus surrounding the launch of the app – billed “the first music streaming service that combines the best high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos and expertly curated editorial” – ‘Tidal’ seems to be drowning in a sea of competition.

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Why Hasn’t Janet Jackson Been Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Find Out Here.

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Proponents of Pop purveyor Janet Jackson took to the net to express their disappointment when they learned the singer wasn’t to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For, after learning that artists could only be considered for induction 25 years after their debut, her fans had hoped her success in the early 90s would have seen her celebrated by its committee and secure an invitation.

Alas, this didn’t happen following the committee’s meeting in New York City last September, seeing its members leave Janet out in the cold and welcome eight new acts who will officially become members of the exclusive club on April 18th.

Now, days before the event takes place in Cleveland, Jann Wenner (chairman of the Rock Hall Foundation and founder, editor and publisher of Rolling Stone) has been quizzed on the matter by Billboard.

Why his answer may spell trouble for the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady GaGa in the future?

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Global Album Release Day Set To Kick Off July 10th

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Music lovers, mark those calendars!

For, after much adieu, the Summer date for the launch of global album releases has been revealed.

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Jay Z To Make Major Announcement On Monday

Rapper Expected To Officially Reveal Streaming Plans

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Jay Z once declared “I’m not a business man…I’m a business, man.”

And per an announcement by his company Roc Nation today, the rapper-turned-mogul looks set to show and prove once again next week Monday.

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Jay Z Holds Secret Meeting With Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Madonna

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“Behind every great man there is a great woman.”

If the aphorism above is anything to go by, Hip-Hop mogul Jay Z is in luck.

For, he’s assembled four of music’s greatest women to support him in his latest business venture, securing their support at a secret meeting held at a remote event space in Pasadena.

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Report Finds That TV & Film Benefits From Diverse Casts

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A report partially funded by Walt Disney Co. has found that diverse casts are to thank for the success of films and TV shows that can boast of having them this year.

How & why the report proved that variety truly is the spice of Hollywood’s life?

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Major: Music Industry Confirms Introduction Of Friday Global Release For New Albums

Move Comes After Success of Beyonce's Surprise LP

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Last year saw volume given to the murmurs that – after the success of Beyonce‘s surprise album – music industry forces were banding together to try and establish a global release date system; a move that would radically change the scope of how albums are rolled out worldwide.

Today has brought with it the confirmation that an agreement has been reached and that the new structure will come into effect sooner than one might think.

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