Queen Virgin Remy Memphis

Queen Virgin Remy is the largest retailer of Virgin Hair in the country!  New Store Location Opening in Memphis, TN on April 18, 2015. This will be Queen Virgin Remy’s 12th store location in the United States.

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Follow All the QVR Store Locations on instagram:

Atlanta @queenvirginremyatlanta

Brooklyn @QueenVirginRemyBrooklyn

Detroit/Southfield @queenvirginremysouthfield

Las Vegas @queenvirginremylasvegas

Birmingham, AL @queenvirginremybirmingham

Columbus, GA @queenvirginremycolga

DC @queenvirginremydc

Charlotte, NC @queenvirginremycharlotte

Montgomery, AL @queenvirginremymontgomery

New Orleans @queenvirginremyneworleans

Savannah, GA @queenvirginremysavannah

Visit website at queenvirginremy.com,

 @queenvirginremy and/or call at 877.834.4363

 

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Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay-Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership today, and it will be doing so by reportedly making a move to snag new releases by some of the biggest musicians of the moment including Kanye West, Madonna and Daft Punk, ahead of rival services like Spotify and Beats.

The company has been sending out invites for a press conference being held at 5pm Eastern time today, in which Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter “will announce a commitment to a new direction for the music industry from both a creative and business perspective.” While there is not much detail being provided officially, unofficially we’ve heard that the company will be using the event to confirm the first big-name artists to stream music exclusively on the Tidal platform.

What might those artists be doing on Tidal? Not an ordinary streaming deal, it seems. Over the weekend, the Swedish blog Breakit reported — citing sources close to the deal — that Tidal’s plan of attack will be to ink first-window deals with the artists, where Tidal would get first releases of tracks from big-name artists ahead of any other digital streaming services. This would be exclusive, but only for a period: Spotify, Deezer and others would eventually also get these tracks, but only later.

 

It would also follow on the heels of Taylor Swift’s catalog coming to Tidal last week — minus her 1989 album. This is not an exclusive deal but lays the groundwork for other Swift music to make its way to Tidal first.

What’s the pull for these artists? It’s partly the Jay-Z connection. His Roc Nation agency works with a long list of musicians to provide publishing, management, label and other services, with Tidal becoming yet another string on Roc Nation’s bow as a one-stop music distribution shop.

On the other hand, from what we understand, Tidal is also offering a more attractive set of terms to musicians than other streaming services — often agreeing to payouts of twice as much as its rivals.

With many artists complaining that digital music is not providing decent enough returns, the later of these could be a deal maker for Tidal. The big question is whether artists are willing to make the bet on payouts-per-stream over that of visibility: right now Tidal has only 35,000 subscribers paying $19.99 per month across the markets in which it is active, which include the U.S. and UK. By comparison, Spotify noted 15 million paying subscribers in January of this year. Tidal also offers a standard definition service at $9.99.

source: Techcrunch

 

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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre may have built a $3.2 billion empire on a product that cost less than $20 bucks to create.

The New York Times reports that Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre headphones are inexpensive to make, with headphone designers estimating “the cost of making a fancy headset is as low as $14.” A pair of Beats by Dre can cost upwards of $450.

While Beats by Dre may be made for cheap and have questionable sound quality, the brand is a marketing juggernaut. Beats by Dre owns an 27% of a headphone industry that reported $1.8 billion in sales last year.

How does a song become popular? In episode nine of Noisey Atlanta, we look at the backbone of the trap scene: the producers. We sit down with an elite squad of the most significant names in the scene now—Zaytoven, Mike Will Made It, Sonny Digital, Metro Boomin’, Southside, TM88, and Houston’s Travi$ Scott —as they explain the process of how a track moves from being created in the studio to becoming a hit. No A&Rs are needed. No major labels are needed. The city breaks the mold. What’s the main reason? The key to success in Atlanta is simple: the nightlife.

source: Noisey

Meet Nick Walter, a programmer who’s made more than $100,000 teaching courses online.

source: Time

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Michael Jordan, considered the best basketball player of all time, has just joined the billionaires’ club.

Jordan is one of the 290 new billionaires on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest people. He’s certainly one of the most recognizable names on the list.

Jordan amassed his $1 billion fortune partly through his endorsement deal with Nike (NKE). The Jordan brand by Nike brought in an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, which earned the 52 year-old athlete $90 million.

 

But it was Jordan’s ownership of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team that catapulted him into the billionaire’s ranks this year. NBA teams soared in value after Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) CEO, paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

source: CNNMoney

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