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Beats Music's streaming service, originally scheduled to go live summer 2012, will finally see the light of day. Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Beats Music, announced on his blog that the service will launch in January 2014 in the US.
Beats Music bought MOG last year with speculation that they were entering the streaming business. How does Beats Music plan on differentiating itself from its competitors (Spotify, Rdio, iTunes Radio, Deezer, Pandora, Slacker, etc? Curation plays a part but we'll have to wait until January to find out exactly what that means.
The service has been in private beta only available to a few artist and influencers' to gather feedback while the service is in internal, private beta mode. Today, you can go to BeatsMusic.com and reserve your username so you won't have to fight to get it later.
Beats Music is a spinoff of Beats Electronics. The company received $60M investment money to work on bringing the product to market. Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, Marc Rowan, James Packer and others led the investment. Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, and Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) are behind the company.
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|Thurs, December 05, 2013 at 9:43 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
ShamaneMane from the Queendom speaks her mind.
I know that this is long overdue, but I wanted to share my opinion on the whole TLC vs. Pebbles Reid controversy. It's nothing new - everyone from my generation who followed and where fans of the group knew the back story. In fact, it wasn't uncommon for it to happen to a lot of artists at the time because all they wanted to do was be heard and be famous. Atlanta was the mecca of music back in the day.
Let's face it, we all like a good deal, and who doesn't like "FREE?" I mean some deals are so good, some that I wouldn't believe it if I didn't witness it myself. On the flip side, you gotta be very cautious of those too good to be true because 9 times out of 10, it probably is.
Which brings me to my topic of discussion, which is merely my opinion and not based on too many hard facts. (Hint, hint, my disclaimer to freely speak my mind at this time.) I pretty sure everyone has had a chance to see VH1's "The TLC Story." Well guess who finally decides to speak out after 10 years of being regarded as a money hungry witch with a B? Pebbles Reid!!!
Okay so here is the thing, this not the first time that there has been an accusation about Pebbles being ity-shay manager. Even if many of you can remember, they did the VH1 Behind the Music Special that they did on TLC 10 years ago where they spoke about the undercutting and shady business that took place. So after all these years, they put out a movie, clearly you knew that you were going to be a topic of discussion.
Pebbles has done several interviews to give her side of the story. I had the opportunity to take a listen to her interview with Huffpost Lives Marc Lamont Hill. While I don't believe she was 100 percent at fault, or that she pulled the strings to this puppet show of deception, I do think that she knew what was transpiring behind the scenes. At the end of it all, her side of the story left me unsatisfied and unconvinced.
But like she said in here interview, there are things that she is not at liberty to talk about at this time, and I do believe that if she does say certain things, name drop, and push the blame in another direction, she would deal with brutal consequences.
So my feeling is that most of what was said in this interview will be retracted sooner or later, but we shall see. Take a look at the interview yourself and give me your thoughts.
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