itsBX hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
most viewers popular now #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines


most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
102 viewing
 NBA Shaq Throws A Jab At Reggie Miller For Saying "Hack A Shaq"
38 comments
most viewed right now
78 viewing
 Image inside There's levels to this: Different qualities of weed
60 comments

top in section
57 viewing
 NBA Paul Pierce Trolling The Raptors & Drake (pic)
top in sports
top in section
23 viewing
 Image inside RUMOR: Spider-Man: The New Avenger 2017
top in movies


whats new right now


53 minutes ago

Video inside Scarface will be on Tommy Sotomayor LIVE

3 people viewing this

| By Young Buck - 53 minutes ago



Right now people are trolling him

 
Read 8 comments »





1 hour ago

Image inside So, what happens when you Google Tidal? :mjlol:

17 people viewing this

| By DesolateOne - 1 hour ago



Camel stans caping in 5,4,3,2...


 
Read 32 comments »





6 hours ago

Image inside Bankroll Fresh Atlanta's Official New Trap God

5 people viewing this

| By Walkerboy86 - 6 hours ago




Im Callin It Now. Bankroll Fresh Will Become Atl's New Trap God With This Soon To Be Classic Mixtape "Life Of A Hot Boy 2"

This Is What The Trap Game's Been Missing. While The Original Trap God(Gucci Mane) Is Locked Up, I Have High Hopes Of BF Keeping The Trap Alive

 
Read 36 comments »





7 hours ago

Audio inside The Notorious B.I.G. - Thriller [Autotune]

2 people viewing this

| By A.Dot789 - 7 hours ago


 
Read 3 comments »





8 hours ago

Audio inside Bankroll Fresh Biting Young Jeezy Or Nah?

4 people viewing this

| By Walkerboy86 - 8 hours ago

From The Beats To His Flow, I Get That Old Trap Or Die Jeezy Vibe From Bankroll Fresh.

With That Said, Is It Safe To Say BF Is Biting That Old Jeezy Trap Or Die Flow?






 
Read 56 comments »





9 hours ago

Video inside Atlanta Based Rapper Creates Video Game

4 people viewing this

| By jawbreakaker - 9 hours ago

Atlanta Based Rapper Rochelle "Hot 16" Creates Video Game

Game's Objection is to Collect Plaques & Grammys while dodging Sleep & Corrupt Music Execs like Luicus Lyon
_____________

Thought the concept of this game was pretty dope. I started playing and it got addictive pretty quick.

Here's the link to play: http://zap.pm/game/55357b... fb287032e58b87



 
Read 4 comments »





9 hours ago

"My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. Tidal is a global company"-Jay-z

3 people viewing this

| By rory44 - 9 hours ago

The nerve of this nigga


*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

 
Read 4 comments »





9 hours ago

Video inside 50 Cents History Of Domestic Violence

8 people viewing this

| By PyrexVisionary - 9 hours ago

I was checking out the thread in the Sports section of Floyd Mayweathers history of domestic violence and thought how ironic his brother/bff/frenemy 50 Cents has a history of being a woman beater as well. Guess birds of a feather really do flock together.

Ex-Girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins & mother to son Marquise


© 8:27

Text exchange with son Marquise and/or his mother Shaniqua



Ex-Girlfriend Daphne Joy and mother to son Sire



Ex-Girlfriend and/or Jumpoff TattedUpHolly


 
Read 58 comments »





9 hours ago

Audio inside If U Were Mine - Nipsey Hussle x Sade x James Fauntleroy

4 people viewing this

| By invaderchin - 9 hours ago

be bi*ch gettin

delete if repost

 
Read 1 comments »





10 hours ago

Article inside Low Tidal: What Went Wrong With the Launch of Jay Z’s Streaming Music Service *WSJ*

3 people viewing this

| By mr_underground - 10 hours ago



Less than a month after Jay Z and an alliance of musicÂ’s biggest stars launched Tidal at a grandiose press conference, the streaming music service is neck-deep in bad buzz. The past week has brought a widely cited report of the appÂ’s withering popularity and verbal shots fired by fellow musicians.

Tidal acknowledges that its core message got overshadowed by the star wattage of last month’s launch event. “We were trying to be so earnest and honest that it maybe invited some cynicism. People capitalized on that and tried to tell the story for us,” says Vania Schlogel, Tidal’s chief information officer, adding that the company is happy with its subscriber growth so far.

ItÂ’s early days for Tidal as a business venture, and the company says key strategies (such as its promise of exclusive music and video content) are just beginning to unfold, with a series of subscriber-only concerts and live streams starting this weekend. Still, the rollout will be remembered as a case study in the pitfalls of a celebrity-powered product launch. So, what went wrong?

It inflamed a simmering class war in music

From street buskers to stadium headliners, there’s a perceived camaraderie among musicians—they’re all just entertainers performing for audiences of different sizes, right? However, when 16 A-listers lined up together on stage, to many musicians it looked like an exclusive club they were not invited to join. That image undermined team Tidal’s stated goal of improving the lot of all artists in the digital economy.

In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard said, “If I had been Jay Z, I would have brought out ten artists that were underground or independent and said, ‘These are the people who are struggling to make a living in today’s music industry. Whereas this competitor streaming site pays this person 15 cents for X amount of streams, that same amount of streams on my site, on Tidal, will pay that artist this much.”

It made the artists/owners look self-serving

It’s clear that the Tidal partners are passionate about musicians’ problem with relatively paltry streaming royalties–how else could you get a group of fiercely independent artists to parade up to a table and sign a collective mission statement? However, that doesn’t mean fans can relate when they’re being asked to pay up to $240 per year for a Tidal subscription.

Ken Shotts, a professor of political economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, compared that disconnect to the ambivalence–or even hostility–sports fans feel toward athletes during collective bargaining negotiations. “A lot of these musicians are really mad. ‘Where’s the value produced in this industry? It’s us, the artists are what’s valuable!’ But fans don’t have that same emotional feeling.”

From a public relations perspective, he adds, “I don’t think top musicians should be out there talking about rights, or earnings, or revolution, because to most external observers it looks like a self-serving revolution.”


It skimped on details

It was impressive to discover that Jay Z had not only mustered the support of major acts from across genres, but also cut them in on the venture as equity partners. But the impact of that feat soon gave way to questions about whether the artist/owner model could benefit acts other than the ones on stage.

The rhetoric about “reestablishing the value of music” rang a bit hollow because it wasn’t backed up by specifics. Says Dan Charnas, author of “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop,” “If they were presenting a model that’s different from the existing one, where was the PowerPoint presentation? I wanted to see the data. I believe in artist equity, so it pains me that it didn’t come off well, which is not to say that this company isn’t going to be a success.”

It overpromised

Tidal’s partners said they hoped to do nothing less than “change the course of music history,” as Alicia Keys put it during her launch speech. Mark Mulligan, a music industry analyst at research service MIDiA, says, “They raised the bar high, so they’re going to face higher scrutiny as a result.”

The underlying problem, he says, is that Tidal has to operate within the same basic framework as other streaming services, which pay roughly 70% of royalty revenues to rights holders (typically record labels and publishers) but have no control over how much of that money goes to recording artists or songwriters. Only when the number of paid subscribers grows to critical mass will bigger royalties trickle down to them.

“Streaming models mean that artists earn less money from their recorded music than they used to, and that’s not going to change until we reach 150 million subscribers or more globally,” Mulligan says. He has suggested that Tidal establish “channels” for exclusive content from individual stars that their fans could pay a dollar or two more for, creating an additional pot of revenue for those artists.

How to turn the tide?

Tidal is now trying to move past the celebrity factor and shift focus to the unique content and features on the platform. On Sunday evening, for example, Tidal will live-stream video of a concert by an undisclosed performer. Next comes a rewards feature called Tidal X–rapper J. Cole, one of Tidal’s artist-owners, will perform Monday in New York for an audience of about 500, made up of subscribers who have streamed his songs the most. (A live stream of his concert will be available to all Tidal users.)

Other features, such as Tidal Rising, a spotlight for up-and-coming acts, are designed to boost the ranks of non-superstars. Next week, the company will launch Tidal Discovery, which allows unsigned artists to upload music directly to Tidal. Schlogel, the CIO, describes these as early steps toward Tidal’s stated goal of changing the streaming-music game: “We recognize that nothing is going to change overnight.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/spea... /tab/comments/

 
Read 0 comments »





10 hours ago

Image inside Jay-z Delivers Facts About Tidal

2 people viewing this

| By ant30ant33 - 10 hours ago

*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded

 
Read 41 comments »





10 hours ago

Image inside Bbbbut that #EFFEN VODKA ain't moving units

2 people viewing this

| By chrismb - 10 hours ago


Put down that puffy juice and drink a man's drink

I-I-ITS THE UNIT!

 
Read 48 comments »





10 hours ago

Twitter responds to #TidalFacts

25 people viewing this

| By Lurker - 10 hours ago

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded

*tweet embedded


 
Read 126 comments »





11 hours ago

Image inside Ludacris is out here being a fu-king scumbag

29 people viewing this

| By rory44 - 11 hours ago

Shutting out the baby moms just like that



 
Read 150 comments »





11 hours ago

Video inside Westwood - Trina on Miami, music, Trick Daddy + more

2 people viewing this

| By Cboyaki - 11 hours ago


 
Read 5 comments »





11 hours ago

Video inside Pro-Era Producer Kirk Knight Plays Rhythm Roulette And Makes A Fire Beat

2 people viewing this

| By Guvnor - 11 hours ago


 
Read 18 comments »





11 hours ago

Image inside JR Writer Behind Bars Gettin Brolic & Says He Wrote OVer 250+ Songs

2 people viewing this

| By castro - 11 hours ago



Free JR Writer

he is better than 99% of these new rappers poppin now

 
Read 77 comments »





11 hours ago

Article inside Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shot Up in Atlanta

57 people viewing this

| By boobalo1 - 11 hours ago


Lil Wayne's tour bus took on gunfire in Atlanta early Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

Wayne performed at Compound nightclub on Saturday night ... and sources tell us the shooting went down shortly after 3:30 AM -- minutes after Wayne's 2 tour buses pulled away from the club.

We're told Weezy and a few other Young Money execs and artists -- including Lil Twist and Hood -- were on board at least one of the buses at the time of the shooting. It appears no one was injured, and it's still unclear if Wayne was on board the bus that was hit.

Law enforcement sources tell us immediately after the shooting the bus was driven to a nearby hotel, and that's when someone in Wayne's entourage called cops.

Officers responded and are currently on scene investigating.

Story developing ...

 
Read 320 comments »





11 hours ago

MUSIC-INDUSTRY sources say Apple is interfering with Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal

8 people viewing this

| By HipHopFactz - 11 hours ago

MUSIC-INDUSTRY sources say Apple is interfering with Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal in an attempt to crush it ahead of the relaunch of Apple’s Beats Music, set for June.

Last week it emerged that Tidal, following its March 30 launch, has fallen out of the iPhone top 700 apps. But positioning in the app charts is driven by downloads, and according to a New York Post source, Apple “deliberately took a long time to approve Tidal iOS app updates. Tidal had a new app on Android on April 15, but still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.”

Robert Kondrk, vice president of iTunes Content, has also declared war on artists who sign up with Tidal. A source told us,

“Robert told execs at Universal Music Group that Rihanna and other Tidal artists’ music would not be promoted as featured artists on iTunes if they put exclusive music out on Tidal.”

The source added that after Rihanna’s song American Oxygen debuted on Tidal, there were technical problems with her music on iTunes. The source explained, “Rihanna’s songs were scrambled and were out of commission for periods of time.”

A spokesman for Apple said, “That’s not true,” on the claim Rihanna’s songs were deliberately scrambled, but declined to comment on the other claims.

Meanwhile, another source confirmed *Kondrk’s threat that Tidal artists would not promoted on iTunes: “That is normal operating procedure. If an artist chooses to market content exclusively with another rival retailer, no company is going to market or push content from that artist that hard.” Tidal reps did not respond to requests for comment.

Although there were multiple Sony artists at the Tidal launch, including Beyoncé, Sony Music will not grant Tidal a license to stream from Sony artists. Sony Music boss Doug Morris is now asking for US$35 million ($45 million) in advance and US$20 million in one year. A rep for Sony Music declined to comment.

 
Read 91 comments »





11 hours ago

Jay Z Responds To Rumors Of Tidal Failure On Twitter With A Series Of #TidalFacts Tweets

3 people viewing this

| By PyrexVisionary - 11 hours ago

*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded
*tweet embedded

 
Read 66 comments »



ItsBX - #top20 list | hot topic blog
  
    
          join bx

 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
18 viewing
Image inside The Arkham Knight looks dope AF!
51 comments
@games
most viewed right now
17 viewing
Article inside Bruce Jenner: Kanye Convinced Kim Kardashian to Accept Him as Transge..
23 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
17 viewing
Image inside Amber Rose Huge T!tties At Wonderworld Club In UK
92 comments
@eyecandy
most viewed right now
16 viewing
Article inside Should Adam Sandler just retire already?
23 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
13 viewing
Video inside Baltimore City Going Crazy #FreddieGray
158 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Image inside who said 5 dont be in the hood
58 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Image inside Every bi-ch on the Internet look like this
79 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Video inside The White House Correspondents Dinner | Cecily Strong | Oh They Mad :DE..
57 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
9 viewing
Video inside Apr 25 - Police Cars gettin smashed in Baltimore over Freddie Gray
210 comments
@news


contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement   |  ItsBX. 1998 - end of time. Powered by: vBulletin