Monday, January 15, 2018

Jay Z Tour Sales Contradict Reports


Last year rapper Jay Z was dogged by reports that the 4:44 tour was having trouble moving tickets [click here and  here if you missed that].

Not so fast...

From Billboard,
JAY-Z grossed $48.7 million on his 32-date 4:44 tour November and December, a vindication of sorts for the hip-hop star who faced rumors that a lack of instant sellouts meant soft demand.
Sales weren't bad -- they were just slow, as in slow ticketing. JAY-Z is the latest artist to embrace the slow ticketing model, blocking out bots and scalpers that instantly buy up tickets by pricing premium tickets higher and closer to their actual value (i.e. what they would fetch on secondary market sites like StubHub) while keeping less desirable seats relatively inexpensive. The move means more money for artists like JAY-Z through platinum ticket sales and VIP, while keeping upper-level seats relatively inexpensive and available to fans.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chile please

TABLOID JOURNALISM said...


Billboard? please. Billboard is a corporate pawn.
Any time an entertainment conglomerate needs to adress bad press,set the record straight, launch a major public relations campaign, anything that requires a PR over haul Billboard provides the smoke screen FOR A PRICE.

Billboard is bought and paid for! Zero integrity, Zero Transperancy, The epitome of Fake News.

Billboard is as credible as the Dailey Globe
(Yeah you know the super market tabloid that has headlines like Elvis is alive and living on Mars)


Anonymous said...

even if he did make that he still hundreds of millions away from what he owes livenation. i know he sweating bullets! the man is pushing 60, why livenation thought he was still a hip thing popular with the young crowd, is beyond me. jay mostly getting by from clueless white hipsers...

Anonymous said...

So why is this surprising? This is the way Jay & Co. run their business - controversy, deflection New York style.

Anonymous said...

@9:13 Spot On! Billboard!

Anonymous said...

Billboard is the same group that gave Beyonce the artist of the decade award,right?

okay, moving right along.

Anonymous said...

those Oaths he made when he younger is now catching up with him HARD...

By now, this dude should be on another playing field like diddy or t.i. (even though I cant stand them other two)....I mean come on man! This dude about to be 50years old!!!!!!!!!!! why in the hell is he still touring and rapping????????

Shoulda gone into politics or bought a couple of fast-food franchises, or something!

This is what happens when youre young & dumb and think you know something, meanwhile the white Demon can see right through your stupid ass and takes FULL advantage of your stupidity

This dumb nigga is gonna be rapping till he dies. smh

Anonymous said...

Now hes grooming his child to rap, smh
And will convince the braindead this is the highest station in life, being a famous (owned) pawn

Anonymous said...

why do people hate jay z and beyonce so much? this isn't a rhetorical question. i would love for some of the people that hate them so much answer. i mean i don't love them either because i don't know them. but i don't want to just see them fail off the strength of my hate.

Anonymous said...

^maybe bc deep down they hate themselves. And are way too overexposed. its time for new energy in tha game

Anonymous said...

The truth is regardless of how much money the tour made....ALL OF THE MONEY IS LIVE NATIONS

ALL OF IT!

Jay Z makes zero dollars and zero cents from touring because he has been in the red ( in debt, in a state of recoup, for years). The tour money is one of the fastest ways for Live Nation to get back their money. Which is EXACTLY why, you see him out on tour.

The last place Jay Z wants to be is on a 50 date tour. Take a look at his peers, 50 cent, Dr Dre, Puffy heck even ICE CUBE with movie producing. These gentlemen have established them selves as executives outside of music.They do not need to tour or even do music ,if they tour-its because they want to.

Anonymous said...

He is finished. His wife is finished. It's just very painful for them to pass the torch. Anybody that is a billionaire is not touring and dragging his whole family along. Jay take a note from Dre that is how you do billionaire. The occasional pop out happy to fall back and let the world call you all the gay, women beating cheating SOB they want. Give one tour of your real 100 million dollar house and suck all the dick you want behind your closed gates. Your catch us if you cant game is old. It's tired and no one cares.

Anonymous said...

Yeah all that wrapping himself up in his muse shit has cost him. He is so arrogant. Satan gon make this camel nose nigger tour until he is 90.

Anonymous said...

They are courting Cardi b and anyone else they can use

Anonymous said...

The twins will be used

If only they were truly talented and capable of making good music

Anonymous said...

A legend.... leave that man alone and stop being pissed that your paycheck is probably less than the limo ride it took him to get to one venue. I'd rather support my people than talk crap about them all day... especially Black people who are becoming billionaires.

Anonymous said...

1115 kkkamp is here
That boastful bragging down talking misogynist poison spewer aint my people
All skin folks aint kim folks
Mascot sellout is more like and noone curs about the industry accolades hung around this camels neck

Anonymous said...

JZ is no billionaire. But hey you can still support him by taking a long walk thru a dessert on his hump.

Anonymous said...

^^He better slow down on those limo rides it's only keeping his tab up. Shit the way he owing it all back his next option to get to the venue is riding a bicycle.

Anonymous said...

Why do they keep telling us about the Carters sales, venue quotas, money status etc...? When you keep having to prove something for no reason; that means it's not true. Mixing lies with the truth is very Luciferian. It's not that serious. I remember good ass music that is/was considered "classics" use to bring people together despite their differences. Not gather them on a wage, indulgences, garnered wealth, power strength and etc....I remember that pure magic, peacefulness, blissfulness,nostalgic of an Artist that blew our minds. Those "we are the world" days are over. Let's keep a positive note that many gifted people who changed the world for the better will consume to those who are underrated today to continue to release that torch to keep the world moving on.

Anonymous said...

Jay thought thought too much of himself. Remember he said it, My presence is a charity. His arrogance got him into bed with true blood sucking vampires.They own him, and his family! First him, then Beyonce,now the childen who are all ready monitized. He made a deal with people who play chess on a whole diffrent level.

Now they own them all,

Anonymous said...

"...especially Black people who are becoming billionaires."

11:15 AM
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Wait there...Didn't they make a big humongous deal to the world about ALREADY being "Billionaires"? Ya see, deep down in your brain, the place where where common sense use to be... you don't believe it either because you would have NOT said "Becoming Billionaires". Hahaha..

Lawd, Lawd, help us, please...there's just too many of 'em.

Anonymous said...

If his presence is such a charity why is everything he touching turning to dust? Guess they learned from Blue to keep dem twins out the public eye til they start being cute. No point in bringing them out their 5 million dollar nursery with lil wolf afros so people can talk about them too.

Anonymous said...

@4:45 Puwhawahaha!!!!!.LOL The coma camp follows a tactic: When it all else fails talk about their money to bring them leverage. They must be breaking into their finances owing more money and also with the twins. Why would they use blueyonce as a rapper to sell for tidal, trademark to sell a gigabo "Jaybo" t-shirts from what I heard about that coolest monkey in the jungle fiasco? Beyonce once again try to have credit but from this old white man name "Ed" song to be charted #1. Do coachella earlier in the year. Their workers must be suicidal pressed with boreyonce's antics "don't nobody bring me no bad news or else." I swear they make sure they have them followed by watching us with harassment remarks to keep themselves from being jobless. They use their position by trolling us for PR sake. Everybody is already saying that they feel trolled and pranked. You can pretty much smell DESPERATION by now! SHAME SHAME LOL

Anonymous said...

Dumbo ass monkey shirt should be a camel named Bluesirumi. If they don't stop with the failing ventures they gon be living right back in Marcy Projects.

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