Video: Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj – Flawless (Remix)

Written by Nigel D. / 10.06.14

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj release a concert performance footage video for the remix to “Flawless.”

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Photo Of The Day: The Deans & The Carters

Written by Nigel D. / 09.28.14

With all the couples breaking up and marriages coming to an end it is good to see some that appear to be going strong. Salute to the The Deans & The Carters and may there marriages stand the test of time.

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Video: Jay Z Brings Out Beyonce In Central Park For The #GlobalCitizenFestival

Written by Nigel D. / 09.28.14

Jay Z shocked New York City by bringing out his wife at the #GlobalCitizenFestival in Central Park.

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Harvard Business School Did A Case Study On Beyoncé’s Latest Album Release

Written by Nigel D. / 09.26.14

New HBS case study looks at the marketing savvy and tough calls behind star’s surprise 2013 album release

A new Harvard Business School (HBS) case study to be published next week examines what it took to pull off the ambitious and costly campaign, the prevailing market conditions, the structural and technical obstacles, as well as the many difficult decisions Beyoncé and her management team confronted along the way. With insights from top executives at Parkwood Entertainment, Columbia Records, Facebook and Apple, the HBS case asks M.B.A. students to decide what they would have done if they were working for Beyoncé.

“She’s clearly among the most powerful people in the music industry at the moment … so to understand the operation behind such a powerful figure is always very interesting,” said Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at HBS who co-wrote the case study with a former student, Stacie Smith, M.B.A. ’14.

Elberse studies marketing strategies in the entertainment, media, and sports industries and has written extensively about the growing trend of hosting “blockbuster events” to grab the public’s attention. She says the unconventional album release and the very hands-on role that Beyoncé plays in overseeing her own business interests present a number of instructive dilemmas for M.B.A. students to consider. Elberse will teach the case in her course “Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries” early next month. “For instance, how did they keep that a secret for so long? It’s quite amazing that they pulled that off.”
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Beyonce’s unorthodox release was a huge success. Do you think any other artist could pull off that move?

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Video: Jay Z And Beyonce Perform “Young Forever/Halo” On The #OnTheRunHBO Special

Written by Nigel D. / 09.22.14

Here is a clip from Jay Z and Beyonce’s #OnTheRunHBO special shot in Paris.

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Jay Z And Beyonce Possibly Dropping A Joint Album?

Written by Nigel D. / 09.16.14

Would you want to hear a joint album from Jay Z and Beyonce?

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Beyoncé and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One (Short Film)

Written by Nigel D. / 09.15.14

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Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer. Below, we’re in conversation with the steadfast director—also known for his black-and-white campaigns for RRL by Ralph Lauren—about Bang Bang’s conception and what it’s like to direct contemporary music’s most iconic performers.

Check back tomorrow for Bang Bang Part Two. On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z premieres on HBO September 20 with an exhibition and screening at Clic Gallery New York on September 19.
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