Rihanna controversial new song ‘Bitch better have my money’ has been the subject of plagiarism was actually written by a little known 20 year old Berlin resident. ’Bitch better have my money’ which was first performed at the iHeart radio awards was later streamed in Tidal and iTunes. This has brought Rihanna to the top of her career. She hit no 1 on iTunes for more than a week. She may be in the top on billboard’s hot 100 by next week.
The Berlin based 20 year old Bibi Bourelly who described herself as an artist is now making waves in the music industry with her talent. She says she will not regard herself as a songwriter.
According to her ‘the only song writing projects I’ve ever had are for Rihanna. And to be honest, she’s the only person I really cared about writing for. She liked my songs and the thing I was doing because I love to make music. And she picked them.’
Bibi said it was Kanye West who took her to Los Angeles to meet Rihanna. Bibi also wrote the song ‘Higher’ for Rihanna. She insisted that she is an artist and not a song writer. According to her, ‘mentally, at heart I don’t write songs to be on a record, I don’t write songs to be sold. I do it to pour out my heart out, whether in pain or totally happy.
Meanwhile, the Rihanna video of the ‘Bitch better have my money’ is fused with a political message as it contains footages of Obama’s inauguration, the Ferguson riots and the 9//11 terrorist attacks. Her new album is only accessible through Tidal, but artist such as lily Allen have warned Jay Z and his team that Tidal is vulnerable to piracy and that it is expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services.
Tidal was officially launched on March30 and charges 19.90 pounds a month which Jay Z and friends bought and says it hopes to create a platform which will allow art to flourish.
Tidal originally started in Scandinavia in 209. It was then called WiMP launched by technology firm Aspire and retailer Platekompaniet in October 2014, Aspiro rebranded WiMP as Tidal for its UK and US launch. Jay Z and friends bought the company for $56m.
Rihanna,Alicia keys,Madonna and Beyonce of Tidal company
The new owners of Tidal are Jay Z,Beyonce,Kanye West, Alicia Keys,Madonna,Nicky Minaj,Rihanna,Usher,J Cole, Jack White, Arcade fire, Calvin Haris,Jason Aldean,Deadmau5,Draft Punk,and Coldplay. The company bride itself as the ‘first artist-owned global music and entertainment platform and promising to give shares to other musicians too.
There are however, threats from other streaming music company such as Spotify that runs free service. Spotify has 60million users and 15million pay for it. Spotify says the free service drives their paid services. By June, Apple will be relaunching its BEATS and they hope to make a free trial available to its hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. Apple will be a fearsome competitor. With over a billion monthly viewers, YouTube and Google remains the biggest threat.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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