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first_imgTech giant Apple is currently in talks with streaming service TIDAL to acquire the platform and use it to bolster their own service, Apple Music, according to sources close to the matter. Although negotiations are still underway, and confirmation and terms of the deal are still unconfirmed, Apple’s streaming efforts would surely stand to benefit from TIDAL’s exclusive relationships with various high-profile artists like Kanye West and Madonna. The issue of artist royalties from streaming has become more and more pertinent in recent years as the record industry has shifted away from purchased digital and physical units and toward a more streaming-based model. With declining record sales, artists now have to make the majority of their money from touring, and many feel that this may have an overall negative effect on the quality and quantity of new music that new artists are able to bring to fruition. Hip Hop mogul Jay Z purchased TIDAL in March of 2015 for $56 million in an attempt to route a larger portion of the proceeds from music streaming to the artists rather than large corporations.As Jay Z said in an interview with Billboard following the purchase, “For someone like me, I can go on tour, but what about the people working on the record, the content creators and not just the artists? If they’re not being compensated properly, then I think we’ll lose some writers and producers and people like that who depend on fair trade. Some would probably have to take another job, and I think we’ll lose some great writers in the process.” Jay sold equity stakes in the company to nearly twenty other artists, marketing the endeavor as the first artist-owned streaming service and offering perks like exclusive releases for paying subscribers. The infographic below, via Information Is Beautiful, which shows the disparities between artist payouts for streaming between the various competing services, illustrates Hov’s noble intentions in purchasing TIDAL:However, Jay’s big plans for TIDAL have not gone as well as expected. A year after the purchase, TIDAL’s subscription numbers are well below expectations, still trailing Apple and Spotify‘s services by considerable margins, leading to a smaller net payout for artists via TIDAL despite their higher per-stream rates. Furthermore, a handful of artists have brought legal action against the company for problems with payment. Earlier this year, John Emanuele from the band The American Dollar filed a class-action suit claiming that TIDAL has yet to compensate the band for any of the royalty payments accrued from the streaming of the band’s 116 copyrighted songs on the platform. This has prompted Jay Z and Tidal to mount a concurrent suit against the company that sold them the service last year, saying that the user numbers they presented were fraudulent.Despite publicly remaining behind his venture, Jay Z has been shopping the company around to big tech companies for months, having reportedly taken meetings with Facebook and Samsung as well. While it is unclear how Apple would incorporate TIDAL’s current structure into their own efforts, if Apple does end up purchasing the company, the already-competitive streaming industry will become an even smaller club, consolidating more power with fewer large corporations and making it harder and harder for artists to change the status quo, as Jay and his partners originally sought to do with TIDAL.last_img read more

Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa will not become embroiled in another relegation struggle if they carry on playing the way they are. Villa are five points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone heading into the home game with Sunderland on Sunday and are the lowest scorers in the division with 11 goals from 18 games. They drew another blank on Boxing Day when losing 1-0 to Swansea but Lambert felt his side deserved at least a point at the Liberty Stadium and believes 13th placed Villa are on the right track to climb the table. Lambert’s two previous seasons in charge at Villa Park have seen the club finish too close to the relegation zone for comfort – five points on each occasion – but the Scot feels they “will be fine” when they start accepting their chances in front of goal. “If we keep doing what we are doing and take the chances then we will win more games than not,” Lambert said. “There will be so many twists and turns throughout the season, but if we keep doing what we’ve been doing we will be fine. “There are good players like Joe Cole still to come back and if we get everybody fit then we will certainly, the way we are playing, be a match for teams.” Christian Benteke has managed two goals in his last five games since returning from injury and suspension but Villa have still struggled to score in an eight-match sequence which has brought only two defeats. They have scored more than once on only two occasions all season and top scorers Andreas Weimann and Gabriel Agbonlahor – who misses the Sunderland game after collecting a fifth booking of the season at Swansea – have a meagre three goals apiece. Sunderland are one point and one place worse off than Villa following their 3-1 home defeat to Hull on Boxing Day and Lambert accepts that the two clubs cannot rely on tradition to remain in the top flight. “History tells you in years gone by you have to earn the right to stay in the league regardless how big your name is or how big the club is,” Lambert said. “Take out that top six big clubs and everybody fights like anything to stay in the league. “Sunderland for some reason have been down there for the past few years but it doesn’t matter how big the club is, it’s earning the right to stay in it. “They say get 40 points and see what happens. We have got 20 and last year it took us until January time to get 20, so that’s an improvement.” Meanwhile, Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has hit out at the Christmas fixture schedule as he attempts to rally his troops after a Boxing Day defeat. The Black Cats headed into Friday’s clash with Hull at the Stadium of Light riding the crest of a wave after their 1-0 derby victory at Newcastle, but succumbed in tepid fashion – despite taking a first-minute lead – to lose 3-1 to a side which had not won in 10 Barclays Premier League fixtures. A stunned Poyet later admitted his team had simply not been good enough, but as he turned his attention to Sunday’s trip to Villa, admitted he could not quite understand why he was having to do so. The Uruguayan said: “One of the good things is that we play again in two days. That’s the only good thing about playing today (Friday). “We shouldn’t be playing on the 28th. I’ve been in England for a long time and I know that Boxing Day games are a tradition and I accept that and think we should maintain it. “But I think that then playing on the 28th is a disgrace. We shouldn’t be playing then, we shouldn’t. “If you want to see the best players performing well, you need to make sure you are not playing every two days. “It is not needed. That is not tradition and anyone who says it is is not telling the truth.” Poyet will welcome back striker Connor Wickham back from a one-match ban, although he was quick to dismiss any suggestion that the 21-year-old’s absence against Hull had been a factor. He said: “I don’t think that was the case. If so and he plays on Sunday, then we will win?” Press Association read more

first_imgSouth Africa’s Hekkie Budler (R) punches Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi during their IBF, WBA world light flyweight unification title boxing bout in Tokyo on May 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGIRyoichi Taguchi’s bid to become the first Japanese boxer to successfully defend a unified world title was dashed by junior lightweight rival Hekkie Budler on Sunday.The South African challenger relieved Taguchi of his WBA and IBF belts as he won a unanimous points decision in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Creamline gets share of top spot, turns back Pocari Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taguchi slipped to 27 wins against three defeats and two draws.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ All three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favour of Budler, himself previously a WBA title holder. The South African, dubbed the “Hexecutioner”, improved to 32 wins, 10 by knockout, against three losses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTaguchi, who was defending his WBA title for the eighth time and the IBF crown for the first time, found himself trailing on points after a furious start from the taller challenger.The Japanese fighter bravely poured on the pressure over the final rounds, sending Budler to the canvas, but it was not enough make up the deficit. View commentslast_img read more