In 1996, Jay-Z released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt. Twenty-three years later, the Brooklyn native's widely-celebrated project finds a new home on several streaming services. Since 2015, Reasonable Doubt was solely available on TIDAL. On Friday (Aug. 16), the billionaire's independent distribution company, Equity Distribution, announced the decision that allows the soundscape to be streamed on Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Slacker, SoundCloud, Tesla, iTunes, Google Play Music, Pandora, and YouTube Music Premium. Spotify and Apple Music aren't listed in the deal. "Reasonable Doubt is one of the preeminent albums in history and we're thrilled to distribute this classic body of work to music lovers worldwide," Krystian Santini, president of Equity Distribution, said ...
<!-- --> <!-- --> Digital Marketing Strategies and Campaigns from Top Brands: Peaks & Pitfalls in 2019 | MarTech Advisor Talkwalker recently released a report on the best and worst digital marketing campaigns from early 2019. The brands mentioned in the report created quite the buzz with rising social mentions and trending hashtags. ...
[embedded content] <!----> <!----><!----> <!----> Sure, the hilarious comic novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Seattle writer Maria Semple has been turned into a movie. But I think they should have tweaked the film title a bit … to Where’d The ‘Funny’ Go, Bernadette? The funniest novel I’ve read since Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity plays on the big screen like a far too earnest and psychologically explicit family drama. It’s not that the serious stuff isn’t in the novel. It’s just that it’s allowed to sneak up on you, and has a bigg
Normani has done it again. She just dropped a video for her new single, "Motivation," and she is serving full choreography, a summery beat, amazing vocals, and an homage to some of our early-2000s pop icons. She drew from Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love," that whole Ja Rule era of dope R&B hooks, and BET's iconic music-video countdown show 106th & Park. This well-moisturized queen came for all of our edges and I volunteer mine in tribute.However, the highlight of the video for me was a cameo by Canadian plus-sized model, Nao. Normani and her gang of cool girls are dancing their hearts out for the attention of a shirtless man walking down the street, in slow motion, of course. And while he spares them a glance, he can't stop walking because his queen, the long-manicured Nao, is waiting
At this year’s Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Jen McFarland, CEO of Women Conquer Business, will deliver practical digital marketing tips for rural businesses. She will cover email, social media, email marketing, website, and funnels. The Rural Business and Innovation Summit will be held September 12th at Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls and is the premiere conference for rural business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.“Rural businesses have limited time, money, and res
To increase sales, one of the savviest moves black-owned small businesses can make is to develop a strategic marketing plan. Small business owners who hone their marketing skills and take a multi-pronged approach to growth are much likelier to increase their customer acquisition rates than those with a spray-and-pray approach. Understanding how to optimize your outreach efforts for success is crucial. Integrate the following nine small business marketing tips into your company’s growth plan, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you start to see results. 9 Marketing Tips for Black-Owned Small Businesses 1. Use ‘Google My Business’ to create custom offers for your target audience. Potential customers are already using Google to find companies just like yours; why not stack the odds of en
Keep Cool/RCA Records A number of new singles arrived in our inbox this week, so many that it’s a bit tough to whittle down the list. This week we have tracks from a few recognizable names and some up-and-comers. Normani debuts a new single, Jorja Smith and Burna Boy give us something to enjoy, and Doja Cat’s new video puts fruit front and center. Here’s a shortlist of the singles we loved this week. Normani – “Motivation” [embedded content] What did Normani do? THAT. The singer’s debut single is a nostalgia-filled tribute to the late 90s-early 2000s videos we loved. “Motivation” is all the motivation we need to stan. Jorja Smith – “Be Honest” ft. Burna Boy [embedded content] British singer Jorja Smith has tapped Burna Boy for her new single, “Be Honest,” Smith’s
Pritam Potts Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in their fitness development. I have often thought (and said so) that they are paying me more to motivate them than they are for my strength and conditioning expertise! And I know many of them would agree. For many people, it can be particularly difficult to muster motivation for health- and fitness-related goals, and I am no exception. Over the years I have faltered many times in my own exercise programs. But I always come back, utilizing several of the ideas below to get started again. Next time you are fee...
It's time for your inner critic to take a back seat.How many times have you set a goal for yourself (e.g., “I will finally start going to the gym in the morning”) only to feel disappointed and defeated when achieving that goal isn’t as easy as you’d thought it would be? When your motivation starts to dwindle and the self-doubt creeps in, it’s easy to feel like giving up on your goal.How do you quiet your inner critic and rise to the challenge of setting and achieving goals? Beyond using SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) goals, it is also helpful to commit to doing some work to address that self-defeating inner monologue that critiques you as you go.ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteShift your perspective to self-encouragement.One of the simpl
Companies are collecting more data about their customers to create personalised experiences, leading to bringing marketing analysis in-house. Yuval Ben Itzhak, CEO at Socialbakers, highlights the need for speed, how speed and agility is crucial to a successful marketing campaign and making sure every potential customers can be reached. Brands are in the midst of a digital transformation. For the first time, they can target and hyper-target customers and influencers at a level of precision and personalisation never possible before, and they’re able to do it consistently across numerous channels and customer touchpoints. Increasingly, brand marketing is data marketing. Data marketing requires technology, which is why martech spending rose by 30 percent last year according to Gar