Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apple Blocking Beyonce Sales?


Last week Beyonce released her highly anticipated new album Lemonade exclusively on TIDAL for 24 hours [click here if you missed that].

Is Apple retaliating against Beyonce for withholding her music...?

 The BeyHive sure seems to think so.


25 comments:

Shoe Lover Too! said...

You might want tonlook at the legalease in her contract with Tidal.

Apple dont care about Drake or Beyonce. They make their .99 a download.

The #1 selling artist is TAYLOR SWIFT not Beyonce

Drake has a different demographic than Beyonce fans..
I wish folks would pay attention in class, just like not knowing the difference between Rachel Roy and Rachel Ray
Duhhhhh


Anonymous said...

Who really cares

Shoe Lover Too! said...

The same people who buy Beyonce dont buy Drake albums
Some do, but most dont care about Drake.

What you need to be looking at, is why there are NO OTHER WAYS to buy this album. And CREATE A DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. OWN YOUR BUSINESS - then you dont give a flip what apple does or doesnt do, they arent the only digital distribution company

Anonymous said...

@2:24- Well maybe you could come up with your own proposal, patent it and then market the concept. It's an excellent idea.

Anonymous said...

No she's signed to TIDAL, nobody's blocking her sales. The Beyhive is trying to come up with excuses as to why Drake is whooping her ass in sales.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me the Carter camp is looking for a scapegoat for Beyonce's low sales. Apple don't pay no mind to such foolishness...try another angle.

Anonymous said...

@3:03 Wrong. Beyonce is NOT signed with Tidal. She doesn't own her masters and can't sign solely with her husband's company without permission and I doubt that will be granted.

Anonymous said...

@3:36

Ok but why put her music on there? Why would Apple block her sales when it would only add to THEIR coinage?

Anonymous said...

@4:23 idk but more than likely they did a favor a "you help me I help you type of deal". Lemonade was only exclusive on Tidal for 36 hours, that's not even 2 days. I personally don't think it was just Apple. Maybe they couldn't reach an agreement. You know kinda like why Drake couldn't represent Tidal and Apple.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how Prince's sales are going on Tidal at the same time as Beyonce?
I bet they are elated that they wont sink ship with Tidal now
Im not saying Beyonce is happy about Prince's demise
I just think her and Jay are opportunists
who would ride of the coatails of anything or anyone as long as they can stay in the limelight

Anonymous said...

Do any of the Tidal "owners" own their own masters?

Anonymous said...

The flea hive needs a life.Spend your money on yourself not these gimmicks.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce girl I believe your motive for Formation and Freedom wasn't 100% genuine but I'd rather see you make it than the likes of Adele, Taylor, Katy, Rihanna or Drake. Fake reasons or not at least you spoke out and went against the grain while they have remained mum. You may be a gimmick but they have remained silent and sadly that's even worse.

Anonymous said...

And CREATE A DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. OWN YOUR BUSINESS - then you dont give a flip what apple does or doesnt do, they arent the only digital distribution company
2:24 PM


Irv Gotti and Damon Dash (IIRC) attempted to start their own distribution agencies and the feds shut that sh*t down quickly.

I'm all for entrepreneurship but there seems to be the idea that if you're not "initiated" in to certain aspects of the entertainment industrial complex you can't get too creative.

The Real Fedup said...

lol Beyhive is foolish. Perhaps the reason it's not selling is because Beyonce lost half of her fan base. There isn't enough Beyhives to push her album sales to a Adele type of level. Beyonce lost a lot of fans after super bowl fiasco. We may all sit here and disagree and agree on what she did--- but be honest most of her crossover success was white folks buying her stuff. Now she lost that market so.... She back to only appealing to urban market which the sales is not where it was. She lost her luster.

Anonymous said...

Cosign and pass the collection plate 10:42!!

Anonymous said...

Lemonade Stand is now closed.


The End

Girl BYE said...

And at 10:42 pm she is not reinventing herself. When it comes to performances her act is stale. You know every show she's going to be line dancing like she's in Riverdance with a leotard and a blonde wig and a windmachine. She is too old to be dancing in leotards. I don't understand why the fans pay more money each year to see and hear the same thing. Madonna or Janet never gave the same stage show twice. Every song had different choreography, different remixes, all kinds of stuff. Why doesn't Beyonce remix the songs differently on tour?

Anonymous said...

@11:08- thank you. They tried to say she stole choreography from ? earlier this week. Ummm It's clear she's had the same moves since forever.

The Real Fedup said...

@11:08 amen you better say it!

Her moves are predictable and stale. She's predictable on stage. I saw one of her sets where she performing on puddle of water same old p poppin crap. What next she p poppin on fire? Same dried up blonde weave dying of thirst, onsie, nude fishnets stocking, and p popping weave wagging act.

Facts is she needs to switch up her look-- Madonna did it, Janet did it, and our beloved Prince switch up his look at sound every album. He kept us on our toes. Love that man. Beyonce concerts is like once you see one you've seen them all. You missed nothing same old recycled crap. Stale like bread...or moldy lemons so to speak in her case.

Anonymous said...

Janet is the fucking bomb. She's really relatable, f*** anyone who didnt support her and made her have to cancel her tours.

Anonymous said...

@ the two folks saying beyonce has grown stale. Agreed. Also watch clips from the new tour. Shes not even trying anymore. She at least was energetic. Now she barely moves. Makes me wonder if she is being forced to perform,

Honey Bun said...

Tidal is bs and this idiot is trying to save her cheating husband's failed business venture

Girl BYE said...

@11:42 pm Rihanna sang "Diamonds" on stage once with water sprinkling down on her. I'm sure Bey saw that performance. She stay swagga jackin Rih.

chevychick said...

All this is pointless. My daughter and three of my friends has this entire album downloaded to their phones' mp3 player....free!

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