|Jay-Z made a huge payday in the launch of TIDAL Music Service. The Carters helped protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson. Conservatives are outraged.|
As he launches TIDAL, a streaming music network, Shawn Corey Carter, is now an activist in the fight for equality.
Jay-Z has introduced the world to TIDAL, a subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with curated editorial. The service has over 25 million tracks and 75,000 music videos.
Currently offering no free subscription plans, Tidal claims to pay the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market.
Tidal was launched in 2014 by Swedish/Norwegian public company Aspiro. It has distribution agreements with all of the three major labels, in addition to many indies. In the first quarter of 2015, the parent company Aspiro was acquired by Jay-Z's Project Panther Ltd.
The service was promoted as being the first artist-owned streaming service. Each artist publicly signed a declaration, which opened with: "Throughout history, every movement began with a few individuals banding together with a shared vision – a vision to change the status quo." The relaunch of Tidal with the new artist-owned model received a mixed reception from publications and fellow musicians alike. Some praised the impressive high fidelity, lossless audio quality, and the higher subscription fees which would result in higher royalties to the artists and songwriters, whilst others felt the high subscription fees and exclusive Tidal content from the artists involved could result in an increase of music piracy.
As of March 2015, the service has over 580,000 paying users after being integrated with its sister service, WiMP, as well as 17,000 using the high fidelity service.
Tidal currently operates in 31 countries.
Jay-Z is a very rich man. He's got the money to burn. And apparently Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter got a heart.
A reporter claims that the media mogul actually sprung out protesters during the rioting during the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.
Jay-Z has actually done some good with this. He and Queen Bey have been very vocal about the situations in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Some aren't happy about this move.
The conservative Craigslist and that network that scares White folks join the choir of agitators on the AM dial pissed that The Carters bought "get out of free" cards for some of the active protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson.
And it's gotten ugly after the three dipshits spoke.
The social network exploded after this "explosive" report.
@CzarofFreedom @YahooNews VaticaNWO, devil-worshipping FBI thugs Jay-Z and Al Sharpton together in pic pic.twitter.com/B14uivJWRp— Patriot News II Feed (@patriotnews432) May 18, 2015
LOW IQ Pimp daddy Jay Z posted bail for thugs in Baltimore & Ferguson -help CRIMINALS but NOT victims http://t.co/uOROTAQG6G via @YahooNews— Enforce The Laws (@SarcastiCat) May 18, 2015
Jay-Z and Beyoncé Posting Bail for Anti-Police Protesters http://t.co/EiESuQisgM— Fox Nation (@foxnation) May 18, 2015
“@foxnation: Jay-Z and Beyoncé Posting Bail for Anti-Police Protesters http://t.co/LeCMDhMxZw” #sodisappointing— Kat Casey (@katcaseykcc) May 18, 2015
http://t.co/xFozligptG: Thug solidarity: Jay-Z and Beyonce bailed out baltimore protesters (though obviously not the looted business owner…— CoonTownReddit (@CoonTownReddit) May 18, 2015
Just despicable. #WeThePpl have Soros funding riots and Jay-Z bailing looters thugs who destroy businesses. Everyone who loves Obama. #tcot— Anna Teresa Arnold (@HomerWhite) May 18, 2015
Are Jay Z and Beyoncé going to bail out the guy that killed @ChinxMusic since they like to bail thugs out so much?— California Crazy! (@tcotonleftcoast) May 18, 2015
I want to see #FBI go after #antiWhite THUGS in #Cleveland the same way they did #WacoThugs. Burning & terrorizing a community is #criminal.— #JusticeForDesirae (@DanielGenseric) May 18, 2015
#JayZ & #Beyonce are the trash we thought they were, bailing out #antiWhite #THUGS in #baltimoreriot.#tcot #ccot #p2 http://t.co/9FZ48EE0W8— #JusticeForDesirae (@DanielGenseric) May 18, 2015
As with Prince, Jay-Z came to perform in Baltimore and express solidarity to the families of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. He and many other entertainers joined the BlackLivesMatter Movement. They figured that the junk food media isn't giving a fair shake to the victims of gun violence.
When the agitators complain about President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders and "rich rappers" it's a double standard. They can't be satisfied. Regardless of what is done, they'll bitch.
All the talk about the lack of fatherhood, black on black crime, unwed pregnancy, gun violence and poverty, Jay-Z, Rev. Perm and the president have talked about that. They frequently talk about issues facing Black America. It's often tone deaf to the conservative media. Because in their mind, they believe it's divisive, anti-White, anti-cop and anti-whatever.
They complain. Regardless.
If Rev. Perm shows up to an event, they complain. If he doesn't, they complain.
Jay-Z does some good in the world, they complain. Jay-Z does something that is not good in the world, they complain.
Thanks to the Raw Story and Crooks & Liars.