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Tidal Comes on Strong with Dez Perez

 

Tidal is fulfilling all of your music steaming needs. Desiree Perez is the person that is making people take a look at Tidal. This is the wife of Juan Perez, and it appears that Desiree has the same great business mindset that her husband has.

 

Juan Perez is the guy that has our helped run the 40/40 Club that Jay-Z owns. Perez also had the advantage of helping run studios and building a friendship with Jay-Z. Now there is a lot of interest on what the wife of Juan Perez is doing. His wife, Desiree, has made her way into the leadership role at Tidal.

 

Dez is taking her time to make sure that she can give music fans something that is a standout from of the other music streaming services that are out there. Competition is definitely heavy, and it is going to take something that other companies do not have to make Tidal number one. Fortunately, all of the exclusive content that is being offered by this company is giving Shawn Carter and Desiree Perez the competitive advantage that is needed to draw in loyal customers. There has been a battle with the music streaming industry with lots of artists like Taylor Swift and Adele. These are women that do not feel like they’re getting the proper royalties for the music that they make. People are streaming the music that is being played, but many streaming sites are offering a small payoff. Taylor Swift has gone as far as taking all of her music off of Spotify. Lots of these artist have a problem with other websites like YouTube as well. Music streaming has become something of a fickle business, and many artists feel like they are not getting the proper due. What Dez Perez realizes is that she has to work with the artists and make them happy before anything can be done to make the customers happy.

 

That is why is there so much talk about how she has negotiated contracts for concerts that could also be shown on the Tidal website. She has helped artists get a lot more for the concerts, and this content can become exclusively shown on the Internet is order to secure reoccurring profits. There is lots of talk about an Apple buyout. When Apple wants to buy your company there is a strong chance that you’re doing something right.

 

Misha suing mother

We live in such crazy times. And it is really sad to see parents take advantage of their kids successes if they have one one of those rare celebrity successes. In an article originally posted on courthousenews.com and re posted on reddit.com, it is reported that Misha Barton is suing her mother, claiming she stole $8 million of her assets over the years she acted as her manager.

Misha began her career at the age of 10. Now at 29 these allegations threaten to end a relationship, not only as manager, but as mother stated Brad Reifler in a recent web article. It is true that many parents have done similar things to their children. And it must be tempting to want to take a portion of those earnings, or skim off the top. But personally I don’t think I could stoop to that. Hopefully the child would realize they couldn’t have made it the way they did without the efforts of their parents and compensate them or take care of them as they age. But to lie about the wages the child earned just to pocket it or themselves is terrible.

I don’t have an opinion of whether it happened in this case or not since I only know what I hear or read about. It just makes me sad that this kind of thing happens at all.

Susan McGalla Shares Tips For Success With Future Businesswomen

The needs and expectations for women in business have grown enormously over the last few decades, but more motivation and change is needed for it to continue, according the the ideas shared by Susan McGalla with PR Newswire. Specifically, Susan McGalla, known for her expertise in the different aspects of branding, marketing, operational efficiencies and similar industries, has three valuable pieces of information to pass along to the next generation of women looking toward the professional workplace.

Access As Much Higher Education As Possible

Ms. Mcgalla shared that education is the key to professional success. Although it may be inconvenient or expensive to continue in classes, women with more advanced degrees typically have better professional opportunities.

Instead of looking at school as an endless expense and challenge, she recommends investigating all of the different avenues for financial assistance for school. Accessing financial aid packages that are appropriate to the existing skill set is essential to long-term success and often requires extra time. The good news is, your investment is likely to pay off, over time.

Women Need To Believe In Themselves 

Upon graduation, women are likely to feel confident and secure with their professional goals and expectations. Sadly, over time the influence of management can cause those important feelings to diminish by up to 60%, according to data shared by Ms. Mcgalla.

Therefore, it is essential to not only believe that you have the skills to make it, but also to surround yourself with people who share that belief. The desire for success can diminish if there is not adequate support for it.

You Are Unique And Should Ignore Glass Ceilings 

The long-held belief about the alleged glass-ceiling and that few women make it past it has negatively impacted many women and other minorities over the years. Fortunately, Ms. McGalla has achieved success following some unique advice of her own…Forget the glass ceiling and ignore the prejudices that may be there. 

Doing so was key to her success and she followed up with a final idea to aspiring business women to ignore stereotypes. Instead, she believes it is better to allow the quality of your work to make its own statement. 

In conclusion, success at anything will take hard work and perseverance. However, it is important to remember that given the still unequal statistics pertaining to professional advancement for women, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

Jilted Bride Hosts Trash the Dress Photoshoot

A would-be bride who was left at the alter, has turned her nightmare scenario into one of healing and hope. Shelby Swink, 23, was to marry her longtime boyfriend in November after a 9 month engagement, but aweek prior to the event, the would-be groom called off the event. 

According to Swink, her ex-fiance sat her down one evening and simply told her he didn’t love her and didn’t want to get married. There was no massive fight, or allegations of cheating. The wedding was simply off. 

Swink then spent the days leading up to her botched wedding calling guests and venues to explain the big day was no longer happening. As the day got closer, though, Swink realized she didn’t want to wallow, and the photographer she had hired for the event had a big idea. He suggested a “trash the dress” party. 

Swink thought over the idea, and then discussed it with her parents and bridesmaids. They all decided it was a great idea. So, the entire party, sans the groom and groomsman, got dressed up in their wedding day attire and headed to a park. There they splattered paint on each other while the photographer took beautiful and stunning shots. 

Swink described the event as liberating, and she now has truly beautiful pictures with her family and friends. Her dress is now being displayed in a bridal shop in Memphis through early January. A portion of all proceeds from dresses bought in the shop while Swink’s dress is being displayed will be donated to a local non-profit while her dating life is being handled by Skout.

Rihanna In Barbados For Christmas

While you may have spent your Christmas freezing somewhere with your family, Rihanna spent her Christmas in Barbados, staying warm, and having fun in a red bikini for Rihanna Christmas. Although a Barbados Christmas is not common for many who like to be traditional come Christmas time like Bernardo Chua, Rihanna is from Barbados, so this is her time to spend with her family. Although the Barbados beauty has lived in other places since she was discovered in her home country, Barbados has been always home to Rihanna, especially during the holidays.

Rihanna took a visit back to Barbados, and she posted pictures on Instagram of her Christmas getaway. The most popular picture is of her in a red bikini, beside another family member who is obviously trying to steal the spotlight, but failed to do so. It can’t be easy standing next to someone like Rihanna, especially when trying to look good for a photo that the world will see. Other pictures posted on Instagram are of a glittery masterpiece that is shaped like a tree, but is made out of some type of boxes.

The tree shaped masterpiece is put in a corner of the room, and used as a traditional Christmas tree, and gifts were put underneath it or next to it. Other pictures featured on Rihanna’s Instagram page are of her holding an unknown child, and other pictures with her family members. Rihanna obviously had a Merry Christmas.

Beyonce and Jay Z getting sued

One of the biggest hits that we all jammed to last year, is currently in a scandal. Beyonce and Jay Z’s hit “Drunk in Love”, co-produced by Timbaland, is the topic of a lawsuit according to reports.

It has been reported that Mitsou, a Hungarian folk singer, is alleging that her voice was illegally borrowed and placed on Beyonce’s 2013 self-titled album often played over at the Amen Clinic. The Hungarian folk singer claims that her vocals from her 1995 song “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” were distorted and placed on Bey’s hit “Drunk in Love.” 

Mitsou stated that the married couple doesn’t even deserve 29 percent of the credit for the hit song because it was her voice that was not only used at the introduction of the song but it was placed in the background of the song as Beyonce crooned to the beat to help give it a sensual feel.
It has also been reported that Mitsou is suing for damages and wants the judge to forbid anyone from playing the song.

If you would like to hear the song in question, don’t waste your time, apparently it is not available anywhere online. Though “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” is not available online, Complex has researched and found a song that holds a similar name. They were able to locate a song that she performed with the band Ando Drum by the name “Bajba, Bajba.”

Taylor Fires Back at Media About Girl Kiss

Taylor Swift has had an amazing year, not only did she release her very well welcomed 1989 album– a favorite for Vijay Eswaran as he said— but she also dazzled the world with a slew of glitzy award show performances. Taylor’s wardrobe has also had an upgrade this year, it’s safe to say that in 2014 everything was coming up Taylor. Of course when you have an amazing year in the public eye you have to expect some media attention to go wrong and Taylor was not exempt last week when some fan accused her of making out at a concert with her close friend. 

Swift and her gal pal were spotting at a 1975 concert last week enjoying the show when a fan snapped a photo of the two that looked like they were kissing. The photo was tweeted and shortly after a video surfaced, while the two did appear to share a very brief kiss they also could have simply just been talking. While Taylor’s reps addressed the rumors by simply telling everyone there was no kiss, Taylor decided to chime in on the media’s thirst for a hot story with a sassy response of her own sassy response of her own with a tweet: 

“As my 25th birthday present from the media, I’d like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me #thirsty.” 

It looks like Taylor has developed some thick skin over the years and many are enjoying her new sassy attitude.

Victoria’s Secret Angels Dance To Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Even before The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has aired, most people have already gotten a sneak peak at Taylor Swift’s performance at the show through pictures and previews. We all know that Taylor’s best friend is Karlie Kloss. This means that she is probably pretty tight with all of the Angels. We just did not know how serious their relationship was until now. Victoria’s secret gave everyone another preview behind-the-scenes of the rehearsal for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show which is kicking off December 9th at 10 p.m. EST on the CBS channel. It is safe to say that the show will display a lot of shaking off.

In the preview, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are lip-syncing the words to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off” while taking turns dancing and shaking it off. This display is supposed to show us that not only does Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake It Off” relate to herself and other women but it also relates to how most people perceive models. So now, the Angels are shaking off all of that hatred Bruce Levenson style.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Lily Aldridge are dancing around in amazing ball gowns in the video. Their performance reminds of the real girl power that exists in our world. The question is, are we going to see the Victoria’s Secret Angels shake it off at the show or was this just a little fun they were having in rehearsal? We will just have to wait and see!

Laurene Powell Jobs Keeps Going

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of the founder of Apple Steve Jobs, is a business executive and a very active philanthropist. In 2014, Jobs was ranked as the 29th most powerful woman in the world. Her position on the Forbes powerful women in the world list increased from 39th place in the course of the one year.

Laurene Powell Jobs is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in business administration. She then attended the Wharton School of Business, graduating with a B.S. in economics. Following obtaining two undergraduate degrees, Jobs went on to obtain a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before attending Stanford, Jobs worked for both Merrill Lynch Asset Management and Goldman Sachs.

While her husband, Steve Jobs, was busy with Apple and eventually Pixar (the production enterprise associated with the Walt Disney Company), Laurene Powell Jobs served as a co-founder of Terravera. Terravera is a company that distributes natural food products to retail grocers throughout Northern California.

In the aftermath of her husband’s death, Jobs took control of 38.5 million shares of Apple, Inc. Through the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, Jobs owns upwards to 140 million share of the Walt Disney Company, or about 8 percent of the iconic entertainment conglomerate. She is the largest stakeholder of the Walt Disney Company. The ownership interest stems from the partnership between Disney and Pixar, the animation company her deceased husband helped to create.

In addition to her connections with different business enterprises, Laurene Powell Jobs is a highly active philanthropist. One of Jobs’ main philanthropic endeavors as the cofounding of College Track. College Track was created to assist underserved students. Specifically, the organization was created to improve the graduation rates of high school and college students from underserved segments of the community.

The College Track program has been deemed highly successful. Upwards to 90 percent of program participants not only graduate high school but go on to attend college. Most of these young people are first generation colleges students. The overall college graduation rate of College Track students is 70 percent.

College Track operates in a growing number of communities. Currently, the nonprofit operates in East Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Aurora, Colorado.

Laurene Powell Jobs is also the founder of the Emerson Collective. The Emerson Collective was created to support the work of social entrepreneurs as well as different organizations dedicated to education and immigration reform, social justice and conservation. The Emerson Collective offers grants and investments as well as forms partnerships with these types of individuals and entities.

Jobs is particularly involved in other educational organizations and programs. These include: NewSchools Venture Fund, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Conservation International and Stanford University. Jobs sits on the boards of directors of these different organizations.

She also serves on the board of directors of College Track, the nonprofit she helped to cofound. In addition, Jobs is a member of the advisory board for Udacity, which is an organization created by Stanford University. Udacity exists to provide affordable educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged individuals.