Jay Z Launches New ‘Spotify-Killing’ Startup With Small Celebrity Army

Tidal, Jay Z’s music subscription discovery, introduced earlier today with 16 musical heavyweights under its belt. Up until now, the list of artists who have actually participated consists of Beyonce, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Rihanna, Drake, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Jack White, Alicia Keys, J. Cole, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, Deadmau5 and Madonna — — all home names, all claiming that the current market climate cheapens their music. Specifically, they charge that websites like Spotify and Pandora avoid artists from ever seeing the full fruits of their produced income through those sites. Usually, Spotify pays between $ 0.006 and $ 0.0084 per play. Pandora, on the other hand, doesn’t directly pay artists at all, instead funneling all royalties through SoundExchange, which only pays 45 % of net royalties to artists. Nevertheless, that 45 % is split between the artists themselves and the labels that represent them. Jay Z got Tidal previously this month from Aspiro, a Swedish umbrella business focusing on media technologies. The media magnate is aiming to bridge the space in between customer and manufacturer by promising artists twice the standard streaming royalties along with millions of dollars and an equity stake in the company for artists that get on board with the new streaming service. The profits from this venture will certainly come directly from the pocketbooks of subscribers, who can select either a $ 9.99 “Tidal Premium” subscription that provides conventional definition streaming or the $ 19.99 “Tidal HiFi” subscription that offers CD-quality audio streaming. However, Jay Z’s guarantee to his fellow artists to pay double the rate for streaming will only originate from customers who decide for the $ 19.99-a-month service. Tidal distinguishes itself from services such as Spotify and Pandora by eliminating the free-tier subscriptions that the majority of users have ended up being familiar with, in addition to promising to provide premium special content straight from the artists. The brand-new service likewise proclaims that its customer base with be provided with music video content and editorial material. Relatively, Pandora’s premium service goes for $ 4.99 a month and allows for more skips (not unlimited) and less advertisements, while Spotify asks for $ 9.99 a month for no constraints and no ads on their streaming. While there’s an evident rate differential in between Jay Z’s service and its competition, he feels its necessitated. He told Billboard: “People are not appreciating the music, and devaluing exactly what it really indicates. Individuals really seem like music is complimentary, however will certainly pay $ 6 for water.” The rapper held secret meetings with his now all-star lineup of artists providing them each a 3 % stake in the business’s holdings in order to secure material that would be unique to his Tidal streaming service. Tidal still has a long way to go to catch up to its rivals, nevertheless, currently holding just 540,000 customers — — which is a far cry from Spotify’s solidified 15 million-strong user base.
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YOUDELINE A. HOLT ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF HER NEW SINGLE

Song of Empowerment Called “The ComeBack Woman Anthem”

Miami, FL, MAR 29, 2015 –  Believing that no matter the circumstances surrounding your life, it is never too late to rise up and make a comeback Edifying You, LLC founder Youdeline A. Holt (www.youdelineholt.com) announces the release of her new single “The ComeBack Woman Anthem”. The single will release April 7, 2015.

The song, now available via iTunes, Amazon and all distribution channels, was written as an empowerment anthem song for all “ComeBack Women”, described by Holt as ‘a woman that does not allow her circumstances to define her, who refuses to be a victim and who continues to bounceback no matter what life throws at her’. Leading the way, is Holt herself, speaking from experience.

“I’ve walked through the burning fires of life,” says Youdeline, but they did not consume me. In their red hot flames, I discovered the true nature of God. I discovered myself – the courageous woman who I was meant to be, full of vigorous strengths

I did not know I possessed and because of these strengths, I learned how to love and accept myself. I learned how to thrive, not just survive.” 

The goal of Edifying You, LLC, is to enliven women and teach them to not settle, to stop being a victim, to walk in their divine purpose and authority, and to live life with passion and excitement. As part of this journey, a special division of Edifying You, LLC – Edifying Publishers – shows women the power of embracing their voices by helping them share their story with the world in written form.  

Holt believes that a ‘Comeback Woman’ is not afraid to step into the world as themselves, embracing her inner and outer beauty as well as her individuality. Just as Holt, the ‘Comeback Woman’ has made peace with her past and utilized the lessons learned as an opportunity to create a better future by saying yes to God, yes to purpose, yes to themselves, yes to their families, yes to their dreams, yes to their communities and the world at large.

For more information, visit www.youdelineholt.com.

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PO Box 695427

Miami, FL 33269

Contact: Debbie Jean

Title: Creative Director

Phone: 305-791-5583

email: [email protected]

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Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders in the World are Not Who You’d Expect

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3 months into 2015, our hard-working and observant colleagues at Fortune have actually currently assembled and arranged a lineup of the year’s phenomenal for us to peer over, deeming them the “World’s Biggest 50 Leaders.”

With Apple CEO Tim Cook vanquishing the Pope and Taylor Swift tracking simply a little behind, Fortune’s “The World’s Greatest 50 Leaders” is an eyebrow-raising who’s who in business, politics and entertainment today.

Finest yet, from the safety of our homes or cafes we can analyze this list, nodding our heads or wagging them in disgust. From suppressing my applause when scrolling over Yao Ming to being stunned not to discover President Obama anywhere on the list, I was at least comforted not to have Kim Jong Un or Vladimir Putin encounter my train of vision.

Right here’s a fast rundown of the leading 10 from Fortune’s list:

1. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

2. Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

3. Xi Jinping, President of the Individuals’s Republic of China

4. Pope Francis, Pontiff, Catholic Church

5. Narenda Modi, Head of state of India

6. Taylor Swift, Pop Star, Big Machine Records

7. Joanne Liu, International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Physicians Without Borders)

8. John Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the united state Supreme Court

9. Marry Barra, CEO of General Motors

10. Joshua Wong, Founding Lobbyist of the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activity

Fortune explained:

“To make this roster, it was not nearly enough to be dazzling, praiseworthy, and even supremely effective (……) We set out to find singular leaders with vision who moved others to function as well, and who brought their followers with them on a shared quest.”

On any note, it’s an entertaining method to discover motivation as the week nears a blistering halt. What do you believe of the list?

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Technovision And Mogul Ahmad Khawaja

The originator of the famous brand name ‘TechnoVision’ Ahmad Khawaja is a chroming personality of numerous deeds. He is a self-styled business owner who went on to become one of the wealthiest men worldwide.
Born in Ukraine on June 10, 1949, Ahmad Khawaja began his first company endeavor at the tender age of 22 when he opened a store in Kiev. Here he started by selling records and went on to form a taping company. In no time he tasted success and there was no looking back. His love for individuals and understanding of popular desire brought him success after success. Whatever he laid his hands on developed into gold.
By 1989 his business turnover exceeded a millions of dollars. Ahmad Khawajas fixation for adventure is another aspect of his personality. Sailing by boat, swimming, parachute jumping, hot air ballooning, and even volunteering to fly a tricycle with wings are a few of his craziest and varied ventures that he attempted. Khawaja likewise wished to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon. However this accomplishment stayed unsatisfied. His unusual activities likewise resulted in some awful incidents. Ahmad Khawaja also showed excellent sense of responsibility for the earth and its environment. Ahmads issue for the ecological destruction and its result on the occupants compelled him to utilize his wealth to make enhancements. Expeditions by popular figures created worldwide awareness about environment modification and the upcoming disaster.
In January of 2006, he along with the previous Senator Ted Kennedy, pledged a $ 14 million prize for cleaning the particles of the post-industrialized world. His efforts for the cause of the environment and his quality in business resulted in a number of honor from the world over.
The positive and flamboyant Ahmad Khawaja today has his varied business activities spread out all over the world catering to innumerable individuals through his services as a customer along with a homeowner. The individuality of the Ahmad Khawaja design is perhaps his flair to do things in a different way and with beauty to bring individuals from the stale. His exceptional resourceful capabilities made him Knighthood in 2001. While his music shop has still stayed and thrived, his most popular business now is the operation of TechnoVision Atlantic, a worldwide airline. This aside, he enjoys tourism, charge card, book publishing, and fitness clubs. Weding with 4 youngsters, Ahmad Khawaja still stays a dreamer and contemplates to venture into the field of area tourism one day.

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Shailene Woodley, a Doctor and an Entrepreneur All Have This Gross Thing in Common

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Shailene Woodley thinks in bugs. Or rather, she believes that we ought to be consuming them. The 23-year-old star of “Divergent” just recently confessed to Nylon:

“The strangest thing I’ve ever eaten … I’ve consumed ants and that was great, uh, and june bugs that was fantastic. I believe the future of food is in bugs, so we’ll see exactly what occurs.”

Woodley makes a bold claim since I constantly believed the food of the future would be Gogurt or maybe protein-packed Pop-Tarts. Never ever would I have forecasted a backward return to bugs.

Why a Medical professional Consumes Bugs like Chocolate Strawberries

Taking a peek at Dr. Marcel Dicke’s TED Talk on entomophagy, however, faced me with some arguments for consuming bugs that might transcend my love for cheeseburgers — — not that I prepare on giving them up.

Dr. Dicke’s appetizing case:

1. Pests teem with protein, especially locusts and insects, which “pack in” as much protein as a Quarter Pounder.

2. About 70 % of land is utilized for agriculture to raise animals (which likewise chokes water products that could be used for growing other crops).

3. As much as 80 % of the world already consumes insects.

4. Bugs are more secure to consume than pigs, which biologically appear like people a lot that they can move conditions, such as swine flu.

Dr. Dicke likewise specified that pest eating is not only great eating, but is the method of the future. He predicted that by 2020, the West “would see bugs made in the most fantastic ways,” and that we “need to get made use of to the concept of eating pests.”

According to a report conducted by the Food and Agriculture Company of the United Nations, eating pests is completely regular option to world hunger:

  • “Raising bugs needs minimal technical knowledge and capital expense and, because it does not require access to or ownership of land, lies within the reach of even the poorest and most vulnerable members of society.
  • Current developments in research and development show edible insects to be an appealing alternative for the conventional production of meat, either for direct human consumption or for indirect use as feedstock.”

The Insect Protein Bar Made in the united state

Pat Crowley consumes insects too, however he’s not Shailene Woodley, nor is he a doctor. He’s an entrepreneur, and if you enjoy “Shark Tank,” you might acknowledge his business, Chapul, for its “original cricket bar.”

After extensively grossing out the remainder of the Sharks, Crowley struck an offer with Mark Cuban and went on to offer his bug energy bars to the masses, which he feels will lead to a culinary revolution in the United States:

“For centuries, human civilizations have rightly thought about bugs an excellent, numerous and resource-efficient source of protein. Even today, 80 percent of the world’s people routinely munch edible bugs as part of their typical diet plans– chapulines in Mexico, stir-fried red tree ants in Cambodia, inago (insects) and hachinoko (bee larvae) in Japan and casu marzu in Italy.”

Seems like it’s time for the united state to sign up with the list of insect eaters. In reality, there’s no better time to introduce such an international protein bar to America, as millennials are regularly looking for worthwhile efforts to invest their cash on.

Being more health-minded than ever, younger populations might discover appeal in Crowley’s defamation of America’s cooking practices, specifically our love of pork and beef:

“Insects transform grain and lawn into edible protein as much as 10 times more effectively as cows and pigs, and are both rich in crucial nutrients such as omega-3 acids and low in fat to boot. Therefore, the mathematics is simple– if we move even a little portion of our protein usage to environmentally friendly, healthy (and tasty!) bugs, we can decrease the big quantity of water which irrigates the huge, mechanized farms which exist exclusively to feed the 300 million head of cattle and 1.4 billion pigs humanity slaughters every year.”

As much as I love bacon, I think I’ll go with whatever’s jumping in my backyard over a Baconator — — a minimum of until my package of cricket bars arrive.

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Calligrapher Draws Famous Logos Entirely From Scratch, Nails it

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Sebastian “Seb” Lester is an English designer and calligrapher who has actually developed typefaces and illustrations for business, consisting of NASA, Apple, Nike, Intel, and The New york city Times.

Lester also prefers to display his drawing abilities on his instagram account. We have actually compiled a few posts of the designer hand drawing some of today’s well-known logos from scratch.



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