“Beyoncé Knowles’s surprise new album, a collection of 14 songs and 17 music videos, is leading sales worldwide on Apple Inc.’s iTunes within hours of becoming available, even without advance publicity,” Andy Fixmer reports for Bloomberg.
“‘Beyoncé,’ which went on sale for $15.99 at midnight in New York exclusively on iTunes, is Apple’s top seller in the 10 biggest music markets including the U.S., Japan and U.K., Tom Neumayr, a spokesman for the Cupertino, California-based company, said in an e-mail,” Fixmer reports. “Tracks and videos are only available by purchasing the entire album, which Beyoncé said in the statement is meant to be an audio-visual experience. Individual tracks will become available on Dec. 20, according to the Los Angeles Times.”
Fixmer reports, “A CD-DVD package will be available at retail stores in time for the holiday season, according to the statement.”
Read more in the full article here.
Beyoncé releases surprise ‘visual album’ exclusively on Apple’s iTunes Store – December 13, 2013
She’s gorgeous, but her husband is a talentless ass, and her politics ruin her brand. Her surprise gimmick worked well though despite her crappy music.
“Her politics?” I suppose you’re a Nugent fan.
I hate them both- but not Her “politics.”
Beyonce is an ass – PERIOD! and no, I’m NOT a Nugent fan!
What do you think her politics even are? Most of her comments around politics are admission that she is politically ignorant.
quote “I played at the inauguration because there were a lot of kids in the audience that I wanted to reach, that’s all. Maybe one day I will speak of my political beliefs, but only when I know what I’m talking about.”
Too bad so many who post on the Internet don’t wait for the selfsame day she references in that final sentence.
Most music today consists of talentless hacks (who would be washing dishes, have a hairnet related job or working at McDonald’s otherwise) reliant on technology. Their formulaic idea of music is all the same:
1.) Find the rinkiest dink craptastic Casio style drum beat you can use. Sound dynamics need not apply.
2. Channel all vocals and harmonies through Auto-Tune until we sound like Swiss Olympic Yodeling Champions. (God forbid we should have actual unaltered singing ability.)
3.) Write insipid trashy lyrics any numbskull could write.
4.) Stick your tongue out or do something outrageous in a pathetically desperate effart to sell songs and get attention.
5.) Call yourself a genius (and be anything but) and be so deluded you interrupt other actually talented people getting awards saying how the wrong person won.
6.) Be a total a-hole and punch out women with whom you have a romantic interest.
And stuff like that.
I personally don’t care for Beyoncé, but this will help sell lots of iPhones and iPads. This kind of album release makes the Apple ecosystem unique; a secured and reliable way of purchasing and consuming media.
Folks, it is time face reality. We have entered a period of pop music were female bimbos and male “sensitive” types are in fashion. Dance music has gone back to 80’s euro trash-pop-synth-music. We need another Kurt Cobain and New Order to give these people a musical punch to the nose.
The intersection of the set of Beyoncé fans and the set of MDN commenters would seem to be a big, fat, empty set.