The term “starving artist” is not a new one. Songwriters have long been fighting the battle for fair compensation. It’s not a new topic in the music industry, yet little has been done to combat the issues these artists raise. During a conversation with a Senator, Bill Withers said, “You know, Senator, if things don’t
The perfect power couple of popular music, Jay-Z and Beyonce, recently announced the ultimate blend of money-spinner and artistic endeavor: a joint tour, “On the Run,” named after their later collaboration on her last album. Between Beyonce dropping a surprise new album last year and Jay-Z’s huge success with his joint tour with Kanye West
Jay-Z is truly a force to be reckoned with at this stage in his career. At 44, he’s got an estimated net worth of $520 million, is married to one of the foremost pop stars of our time, and has a formidable twelve albums under his belt. Jay-Z, real name Shawn Corey Carter, has been
One of the most prolific rappers of his generation, Jay Z has released 12 solo albums and four collaborative LPs since first showcasing his talents back in 1996. But his tally of Billboard chart entries has also been bolstered by a huge number of guest appearances on artists from the world of hip-hop, R&B and
Perhaps more than any other figure in the music industry, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate Jay-Z the entrepreneur from Jay-Z the musician, who put out one of the finest hip-hop releases of all-time with Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint. Since the latter was released in 2001, Jay-Z’s finest moments have often come via high-profile
Rumor has it Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will embark on a stadium tour this summer in what could be one of the biggest bills of the year. Rolling Stone reports that sources involved in negotiations for the deal say the two will play 11 to 13 stadium concerts this summer, but other details are lacking.
Jay-Z announced back in May that he will be bringing a new festival to the Philadelphia-area Labor Day weekend. At the time, he’d wrangled marquee talent like Pearl Jam, Skrillex and D’Angelo to support his new musical adventure. Now he’s released the full line-up that will flesh out the inaugural festival. Added to the bill