Jay Z

Embattled hip hop mogul Jay Z has resorted to personally calling select subscribers who download the Tidal app and leave their phone numbers.

Jay Z is taking this unusual route to boost the number of new subscribers to the service. So far the app, which costs $20 a month, has been a resounding failure.

It's tough being a narcissistic business man who thinks his name alone will move product. It's not the same as slinging crack in the Marcy Projects.

In related news, Andy Chen, Tidal's embattled CEO, has tendered his resignation. 25 employees will follow Chen out the door. Chen was the CEO of Aspiro, the Swedish music streaming company that Jay Z acquired for $54 million and relaunched as Tidal.

According to Business Insider, the 25 employees were "forced to leave" Tidal.

Tidal has earned such little money following the relaunch of the app that it's no surprise Jay Z can't pay his CEO or employees.

Tidal has confirmed that Chen will be replaced by a former CEO, Peter Tonstad, who will likely accept a significant pay cut. press release described Tonstad as Tidal's "interim CEO," leaving the door open just a crack for him to make a hasty exit as well.

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    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Let me go read up on it to see what the story is. I know you like to get creative wit it.

    • pointhimout

      when so many streaming services are free, I still don't see the business "model." What does the service provide the others don't, but justify a monthly fee?

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Ah, had a good read. Jay got this company for pocket change which means it was a little ole thing to begin with. It's never good to have a layoff this early, but it is what it is. I don't do music streaming but I wish the brohamster luck. Even if it tanks completely 56 milli won't hurt Jay all that much. Good luck to all those folks that got that dreaded pink slip.

    • Ms Peaches

      The only thing Jay can do for me is blow milk bubbles on my coochie.

    • sassyshe

      I think this was a bad business ventures. Unless you have a product that can relatively bring something new and fresh to the public, people are not investing in it. Hell it took a long time for Pandora subscribers to even try the paid service. I dont even listen to Pandora anymore I just download the songs I want and load it onto my Amazon music app

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      If Jay called me I'd ask him to put Blu or Julius on the phone?

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      $10..or $20. But this your worl'. I aint commiting to chit tho. :hahaha:

    • MisUnderstood

      Sandra :thankyou: for returning the mobile site love. You :heart: us & we :love: you back

      Hole up, hole up Kantletgo matuba & simple on the blog today? I can't deal, I need valium Prozac abilify & :snort:
      I. Gots. To. Go. BBL Roses

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      @Sassy I don't think so YET. Once more artist pull their music from other streaming services it will see a lot more growth. I think the bad business deal was doing this huge opener. They should have waited and then been :blink: Viola like Oz and showed the men (artists) behind the curtain

    • *Kah* Namaste! Peace! Blessing! One Love!

      The only thing Jay could do for me is hang me a fat wad of cash and since that wouldn't have happened, he could keep his phone call. As if I'd be dumb enough to spend my money on this trash. Who really wants an extra bill? :sigh:

    • MisUnderstood

      @Peaches :rofl: you gonna let him get that close to you?

    • iWasteTime

      Why is everywhere else saying he got it for 56M and in a month it's worth 250M,
      everywhere but . . .
      Of course he is going to make changes; have it run how he want it; build it so any one can step in and once it reach a certain $$ amount he gonna sell it ... business.... Did the Kennedy's and Rockefeller's .... It's Friday!
      I can't!

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Ms Peaches says:

      The only thing Jay can do for me is blow milk bubbles on my coochie.

      _______________________

      :thinking: is that an actual thing people do? :rofl:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      It’s not the same as slinging crack in the Marcy Projects.
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      Oh the :shade: :rofl:

      Kinda EARLY for folks to be leaving...forced or no.
      Ah well...good luck Jay.

      :rofl: @ Missy..."Hi Jay...what's Blu doin?"

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      The mobile emotes all out of order. I keep saying new post and it is posting :newpost: eye roll. Is that an eye roll? Then roll eyes was :rolleyes: Please don't make me look crazy.. :kona:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

      MsU you just now seeing that? :lol:

      :popcorn:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      The only thing Jay can do for me is blow milk bubbles on my coochie.
      ___________

      :contained hand:

    • MisUnderstood

      @MoD taking notes. Can we substitute OJ for the milk?

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      sassyshe says:
      I think this was a bad business ventures. Unless you have a product that can relatively bring something new and fresh to the public, people are not investing in it. Hell it took a long time for Pandora subscribers to even try the paid service.
      ________________________
      :cosign:

    • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

      Most people don't even answer calls from numbers they don't know.

      I wonder if it's a recording or actually him and if it's only for top tier payers. I guess I'll never find out.

      Somebody on twiter said if he's calling subscribers he only has about 4 or 5 calls to make. :lol: so wrong.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Bird says:

      Let me go read up on it to see what the story is. I know you like to get creative wit it.
      -------

      :lol:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Fren ..I dont see what you see? Its changing the emotes but you typed the right one?

      I keep seeing Newpost..

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRyINBuZq0k Afiya says FOH :chase:

      Yall REFUSE to let Jay be great :wail: :stop:

    • MisUnderstood

      Afiya, I just got a free minute to get on here & saw it. So bummed I missed :sarcasm:

    • http://www.reverbnation.com/brandoncharlesmusic BCinKS

      I screen all my calls so he would have to leave me a vm...which I would check in a coupla weeks...and then probably never call back. :shrug:

      The artists I listen to doing too bad to be pulling their music from ANYwhere. If'n they get $0.00001 per stream, they'll take it. :coffee:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      What does the service provide the others don’t, but justify a monthly fee?
      __________

      From what I have gathered, exclusive content. Like buying your fave's CD form Target cause they have 4 exclusive tracks vs Walmart with the standard 12. :think: I think.

      Its just another place to buy music. :shrug: Lots of ppl dont care that Target averages ~89 cents more than Walmart on items cause ewww Walmart.. its like ppl who pay 50 for a tshirt vs me. :lol:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Most people don’t even answer calls from numbers they don’t know.
      _____

      :ashamed: Hard pressed to get an ansa from a numma I do know..

    • Ms Peaches

      Jay bettra call Taylor Swifts as-s. Wasn't she mad at somebodys stream site. Those coins will start flowing in faster than Jay can put chap stick on those his lips.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Most people don’t even answer calls from numbers they don’t know.
      _____
      :ashamed: Hard pressed to get an ansa from a numma I do know..
      ______
      If it's important, they will either call back or leave a message. If hubby calls me from a different number he will 2x in a row. That's how I know.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Did the Kennedy’s and Rockefeller’s
      _________

      :hahaha: :rofl: They white Time. Ppl see it for them :)

      :lol: Chit aint funny really. I had to have ANOTHA talk with my kids about getting treated differently from their...peers. :eek:
      .
      .
      .
      :angry: Woosah... :nun:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2x5..BoomByeBye says:
      :yes: +1. And homemade just tastes sooooooo much better. I try to only buy a frozen veggie if its out of season. :yes:
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      @OTB :thumbsup:
      NUTHIN like FRESH veggies!
      Why did my lil nephew refuse to eat some broccoli that I prepared?! Talkin bout it wasn't "done."
      I said "Boy that broccoli IS done!!"
      HIM: "Nuh uh..it's pose to be mushy like my mamma's!"

      Lawd. :lol:

    • OpinionHated

      Nobody is trying to pay a millionaire for something they can get for free - and that's it in a nutshell.... how he's gonna make his money is to come out with a Beyoncé 27 track cd that is only available on his Tidal streaming service....

      I'm so over this greedy phuck....

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Afiya says FOH :chase: says:

      Yall REFUSE to let Jay be great :wail: :stop:
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      I think its reverse promo. Gotta be. Specially the gay stuff :yes:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @OTB oh so they look right to you.. This is rolling eyes? :rolleyes:
      And this says new post? :newpost: Before the newpost said goodnight on my phone .. And new post was an eye roll

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Somebody on twiter said if he’s calling subscribers he only has about 4 or 5 calls to make. so wrong.
      ________

      Fukking hilarious tho. :lol:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Ok it's right now .. Bye :kona:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      i remember this time I made cauliflower pizza. It was SO good. I make the best roasted asparagus.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      lovezoe says:

      If it’s important, they will either call back or leave a message.
      __________________
      Right!
      I'da missed a call from Jay..or whomeva called on his behalf.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      STOP FREN. :eek: They thanking for Mobile restoration and you.. :eek: Beta testing FTW.. :kona:

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Schlogel also told Business Insider that Jay Z "works every day" on the service. He's "very deeply involved, and the reason being is because this is a life project for him."
      ************************

      This is the part that I don't get. Jay Z and Beyonce vacation A LOT and he is an artist who tours. Jay doesn't have time to run all of these companies that he has. I'm starting to think he's just a figurehead like Lady Eloise. And if Tidal has a CEO what is Jay's position in the company? Silent owner?

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      MisTake your reading specs aint kicked in yet? :haha: <----- says I love you

    • OpinionHated

      Every time I answer a number I don't know its some bullchit person trying to sell me solar panels.... phuck outta here I ain't see no sun in weeks....

      OMG I do not want to be here - my brain and motivation checked out hours ago and left my body here

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      lovezoe says:

      i remember this time I made cauliflower pizza. It was SO good. I make the best roasted asparagus.
      ______________________
      Cauliflower pizza? Sounds good. I've been wanting to try to make cauliflower mashed. It's supposed to taste as good..if not better..than mashed potatoes.

      I love roasted asparagus..I also roast whole baby bellas with it. YUM!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

      Embattled hip hop mogul Jay Z has resorted to personally calling select subscribers who download the Tidal app and leave their phone numbers.

      Jay Z is taking this unusual route to boost the number of new subscribers to the service.
      --------------------------------------------

      I'm not a subscriber :tea: BUT, if he called me, I would ask him what Memphis Bleek, nem been up to :tea: "Is That Your Chick" and "I-95" still gets daily play everyday on the way to work.

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      I'm still cracking up at the milk bubble visual. MisU I'm lactose intolerant so nah...I'm not though I just hate cow's milk.

    • Simple person

      don't nobody want to get no phone call from jay z! what that gone do??

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      :newpost:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @User I ain't got them on. But I know what I SAW :ghost:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      I answer all my calls unless they are 800 numbers. Be thinking my son/family/friend might brme stranded in some mess.

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2x5..BoomByeBye says:

      From what I have gathered, exclusive content. Like buying your fave’s CD form Target cause they have 4 exclusive tracks vs Walmart with the standard 12. I think.

      Its just another place to buy music. Lots of ppl dont care that Target averages ~89 cents more than Walmart on items cause ewww Walmart.. its like ppl who pay 50 for a tshirt vs me.
      **************************

      The only reason I don't buy music from Walmart is that they only sell the clean version. If it don't come in a clean version they make it clean. I can't mess with them. I do like that Target always has bonus tracks too.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Nuh uh..it’s pose to be mushy like my mamma’s!”
      ________

      Ermahgwad Ewww :hahaha: Poor ting!! This is why (lack of cooking knowledge) ppl think they dont like veggies!

      My bonus boy was like he dont eat anything green. That aint EVER gonna fly in my house. I was like Peas? :shrug: Peas are HARMLESS. CHile. :no: Turns out, his auntea he was with from 5-11 cant cook worth a chit. :lol: Poor thing. How you fugg peas?

      My BD missed out on a night of SHE when we were together :tea: ..daughter didnt wanna eat the broccoli. He over there like :eek: SHE DONT LIKE IT; YOU CANT MAKE HER LIKE IT :eek:

      He just happy to have a cause right :lol: :huh:

      I was all : :eek: IMPOSSIBLE. No child of mine.. :eek:

      LMAO...she didnt eat it that night tho so I was fire hot. :lol: No ass sir. Check your kid. :eek: But now, :lol: first up for Broccoli and want your extras! Ppl forget that you have to introduce something a few times before certain kids will even think about it.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Whang- It was so good. I put chicken, olive oil as the "sauce" and cheeses. :pizza: I also love brussels sprouts. Cut them in half, toss with olive oil, salt and pepperand roast for about 20 minutes. You got yourself a side dish that is very filling. I stay on Pintrest looking for fresh ideas. Tonight I am supposed to be making Bourbon glazed salmon for hubby and I.

    • http://facebook.com/letthemenvy Tia

      "It’s not the same as slinging crack in the Marcy Projects." :rofl: Sandra, I can't with you, today!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      OTB- I agree. All of my babies drink green smoothies. Folks are shocked. Why for? I don't add any sweeteners either. Spinach/Kale/Collars, a fruit, maybe a carrot, and base it with almond milk/water and ice. Wala magic.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      lovezoe says:

      Whang- It was so good. I put chicken, olive oil as the “sauce” and cheeses. :pizza: I also love brussels sprouts. Cut them in half, toss with olive oil, salt and pepperand roast for about 20 minutes. You got yourself a side dish that is very filling. I stay on Pintrest looking for fresh ideas. Tonight I am supposed to be making Bourbon glazed salmon for hubby and I.
      ____________________________________________________________
      @LoveZ..oh :pray: please lemme know how the salmon turns out. I have been :angry: at not being able to find a GOOD glazed salmon recipe!
      I've also roasted fresh brussel sprouts the way that you described. You're right...GOOD!!

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      LMAO…she didnt eat it that night tho so I was fire hot. :lol: No ass sir. Check your kid. :eek: But now, :lol: first up for Broccoli and want your extras! Ppl forget that you have to introduce something a few times before certain kids will even think about it.
      __________________________
      :rofl: and right!
      My cousin-in-law spoils the CHIT out of her daughter when it comes to food. Lets the CHILD decide what/when/how SHE wants to eat. I just :tape: when we all dine together..but later I fill my hubby's ear :mad: :rofl:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Whang- I will. I have never fixed salmon that way before so lets :pray: it turns out okay.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      ..but later I fill my hubby’s ear

      ________

      :hahaha: :lol: :heart: