Record Companies Are Rethinking Exclusive Streaming Deals With Tidal And Apple

- By Bossip Staff

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The music industry is in trouble. It has been for a long time because people simply aren’’t buying music like they used to. In fact, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, music sales were just below $15 billion in 2014–a major drop from $40 billion in sales in 1998. Obviously record companies are looking for ways to cut costs and increase revenue, and in doing do they’ve found restricting sought-after albums to one digital streaming platform is actually costing them money rather than making any. “The music companies now realize that restricting desirable albums to one online service could limit the overall growth of subscription music—viewed by labels as key to their own long-term survival. In their place, streaming-music services are scrambling to hire well-connected ‘ambassadors’ who can help them line up artists to make playlists, videos and other promotional materials to differentiate themselves,” reported The Wall Street Journal…
[MadameNoire]

Kylie Jenner’s Going After Black Beauty Consumers Now With New Lip Shade For Darker-Skinned Women

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Clutch your makeup bag, Kylie Jenner is trying to expand her popular Kylie Cosmetics to the Black female consumer. The youngest “Kardashian” has just debuted a lip shade called Brown Sugar, especially for women of darker hues. “BROWN SUGAR! I finally achieved the perfect nude for darker skin tones,” wrote 19-year-old Jenner on an Instagram shot of close friend Justine Skye modeling the new tan shade… Kylie’s long-documented history of appropriation has many Black girls saying “I’ll pass.”
[MadameNoire]

Internet Racists Create Silly #BoycottNFL Hashtag As Players Protest National Anthem

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The goof troop came out in full effect Thursday night as the #BoycottNFL hashtag emerged after Denver Broncos player Brandon Marshall silently protested the national anthem. In the first game of the 2016 NFL season, we saw a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl with the defending champion Denver Broncos taking on the runner-up Carolina Panthers. Color blind quarterback Cam Newton had a terrible game and his arch nemesis Von Miller rocked some Yeezy cleats on field. But neither one of them were the biggest story of the night.That distinction goes to Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall who became the latest NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick‘s protest of the national anthem. While it was a silent protest during what is usually the most boring part of the game, Marshall got plenty of attention from cameras and even more attention from “Americans” who were offended by his actions…
[HipHopWired]


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