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A Square spokesperson has told Complex the deal did take place on Friday, but that it’s for “an aggregate consideration of $302 million,” and not $350 million as previously reported. The figure “represents the purchase price for Square’s majority stake in Tidal.”

Square executive Jesse Dorogusker will serve as the interim lead for Tidal while a search for a permanent Head of Tidal is underway.

There’s a Jay-Z line for everything, and today’s bar will celebrate Hov reportedly closing his deal to sell Tidal to Square: “Put me anywhere on God’s green earth, I’ll triple my worth.”

This might be one of the biggest flips of the century. In 2015, Jigga launched Tidal for $56 million in partnership with several artists including J. Cole, Rihanna, Madonna, and more. At the time, people assumed the service would fail. But Hov loaded Tidal with exclusive content and created live events that increased the company’s value.

Read more in Complex.com.


Solomon Sounds has joined Capitol Records as SVP of A&R. In his new position, Sounds will draw upon his broad experience as an artist manager and independent label owner to sign and develop artists for the company, as well as oversee recording projects for new and established Capitol artists.Sounds is based in Capitol’s New York offices and reports to CMG Chairman & CEO Jeff Vaughn, who commented, “Solomon’s proven instinct for identifying impactful artists and his ability to nurture their creativity aligns perfectly with our mission at Capitol. His successes to date reflect our shared commitment to artists from all corners of the pop music landscape, which is more dynamic and diverse than ever. Everyone at Capitol joins me in welcoming Solomon to the team.”
Sounds comes to Capitol after 10 years as a highly successful manager of numerous artists through his company and label, Sounds Music Group. Among his notable clients was rapper and songwriter XXXTentacion, whose meteoric career and multi-platinum success was cut short by his tragic and untimely death in 2018. After a brief hiatus from the music business following XXXTentacion’s death and a 2018 joint venture with Republic Records, Sounds resumed managing artists, achieving multi-platinum success with rapper StaySolidRocky, and secured deals for rappers ppcocaineCochise645Ar and BFB Da Packman. Sounds began his career as an intern, working at Columbia, RCA, Decca and Canada-based E1 Entertainment.”I’m truly excited to build upon the rich history of Capitol Records, and help usher in a new era filled with artists who are pushing the boundaries of creativity and new ways of accomplishing their dreams and goals,” Sounds said. “Jeff Vaughn is assembling a powerhouse team, and I’m grateful to him for believing in my talents and trusting me to help the label grow in the years to come.”


Michael Jackson’s estate won a major, years-long court battle after a U.S. tax court found the IRS inflated the value of his assets and image at the time of his death.

The IRS had put the value of three disputed aspects of Jackson’s worth at the time of his 2009 death at about $482 million. This led to an estate tax bill for his heirs that was far too high given the King of Pop’s financial situation when he died. In his decision issued Monday, Judge Mark Holmes put that figure at $111 million, far closer to the estate’s own estimates.

The estate’s executors said it was a huge and unambiguous victory for Jackson’s children. Read more in Foxnews.com


KKJZ (KJazz 88.1 FM), “America’s Jazz and Blues Station,” on the campus of Cal State Long Beach announces the addition of singer, songwriter and musician Tyra Dennis, a.k.a. “Tyralucia,” to the station’s air staff, weekdays from 6-8am PT, starting May 3.Tyralucia (left) was born and raised in L.A. and has always been drawn to the stage — singing, composing music, playing the piano and other instruments, acting and writing. She’s performed with Chaka KhanWayne ShorterGeorge BohannonStevie WonderAli Woodson of the Temptations, Jackson BrowneRay Charles and Slash while still in high school and also had a key role in developing and starring in the first Apple iPod commercial.”I’m excited to join such a monumental team and be one of the new voices and faces to bring the jazz genre back into the forefront,” Tyralucia said. “Making Jazz cool to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, etc. is my goal and I can’t wait to get started.” KJazz Station Manager Stephanie Levine said, “Tyralucia joining the air staff is an additional reason to tune into KJAZZ each morning.” Listen online at jazzandblues.org.


Grammy nominated rapper Freddie Gibbs is no stranger to posting outlandish videos on social media. But a nerve was struck today when he posted an altercation between a hotel guest and employee, resulting in the employee physically harming himself. Gibbs added the comment “Somebody make sure this white boy don’t have a gun 🙏🏾” Many were disappointed in Gibbs for posting the video, saying that he came cross like he was making fun of the employee’s mental disorder. Gibbs was unmoved by the shots taken at him on Twitter. Comment your thoughts below on the matter! S/o to AWSME J for the beat!


Hasbro has confirmed it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) to entities controlled by Blackstone for USD $385 million in cash.

The transaction is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2021.

The deal will add to a portfolio of music companies under Blackstone that also include music rights org SESAC.

MBW has long predicted that Hasbro would end up offloading eOne Music, after Hasbro acquired the operation as part of a $4bn buyout of Entertainment One in August 2019.

Assets owned by eOne Music include the Death Row Records catalog and Dualtone Music Group, in addition to production music house Audio Network, which eOne acquired for approximately $215m in April 2019.

Subsequent to the closing of the transaction, eOne Music will operate as a separate business unit headed by its current Global President, Chris Taylor, and will “focus on building a creator-first music brand with global scale and expertise”.

Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman and CEO, said: “This transaction will ensure that eOne Music is well positioned to unlock great opportunities for its many talented artists and partners, as Hasbro continues to focus on the core strategic elements of our Brand Blueprint to further strengthen our position as a purpose‐led play and entertainment company. On behalf of the Board and Hasbro management, I want to recognize the strong leadership of Chris Taylor and the entire eOne Music organization,”

Chris Taylor said: “I’m excited to continue to lead and grow this exceptional business. We want the creative community to know that we are focused on making sure that this only benefits them and the work we do together. I also want to thank Brian Goldner and Hasbro for their support and partnership.”

As part of the Blackstone transaction, Entertainment One Canada Limited will sell its Canadian music division.

Courtesy Music Business Worldwide.


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