During a Twitter Q&A, Jay-z gave Young Guru permission to release the full version of Dead Presidents 3.
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In a Twitter conversation with G.O.O.D. Music producer Hudson Mohawke , Mike Dean, producer and engineer for Kanye West, confirmed that the follow-up to Watch The Throne is indeed happening. Check out the convo after the jump. (more…)
New rules…Last week, it was reported that Jay-Z’s first million sales, bought by Samsung and given away for free to Galaxy users, would not be counted. But RIAA Director Liz Kennedy posted an article today saying that some rule have become obsolete and need to be updated.
One of our program’s requirements is that an album can become eligible for certification 30 days after release date. (There are other rules, of course – such as requiring that the price of the album meet certain requirements.) The 30-day rule exists to take into account potential returns of physical product – CDs, cassettes, vinyl, etc. that could be shipped to brick and mortar retailers and returned, in which case our auditors do not count the sales.
Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.
Yesterday we reported that Jay-Z was in negotiations with mayor Bloomberg for special NYC concert to be broadcast on David Letterman and it looks like it’s been approved. The concert will take place on July 8th and will take place on the David Letterman marquee.