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Jay-Z announces new album with Samsung deal

Monday, June 17, 2013
Rapper and entertainment mogul Jay-Z announces the first Budweiser Made in America music festival at the steps of the Art Museum on Monday, May 14, 2012. The two-day music festival will be stretched across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park on this Labor Day weekend.

Rapper and entertainment mogul Jay-Z announces the first Budweiser Made in America music festival at the steps of the Art Museum on Monday, May 14, 2012. The two-day music festival will be stretched across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park on this Labor Day weekend. (WPVI Photo)

Jay-Z is teaming up with Samsung to release his new album, unveiling a three-minute commercial during the NBA Finals on Sunday and announcing a deal that will give the music to 1 million users of Galaxy mobile phones.

The new album, called "Magna Carta Holy Grail," will be free for the first 1 million android phone owners who download an app for the album. Those who do so will get the album on July 4, three days before its official release, according to a Sunday statement.

Samsung is a leader in the mobile phone market and has been steadily chipping away at Apple's share of the market with its Galaxy phones. The deal with Jay-Z is yet another example of how mobile companies are using music to lure new consumers.

 

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