Jun 24 AT 8:35 AM Nick Sarafolean 14 Comments

Jay-Z Magna Carta app drops on the Play Store, download now before it’s too late


Samsung and Jay-Z are continuing with their marketing promotion right on schedule with the release of the Jay-Z Magna Carta app in the Google Play Store. The app is available for download today only, so you better hurry if you want to grab it. A closer look at the terms and conditions of the promotion shows that only the first one million people to download the app will be eligible to receive the album. As a reminder, the album goes live on July 4 at 12:01 a.m. EST for people who have downloaded the app. That’s a full 72 hours before it’s released for anybody else.

Even if Jay-Z isn’t really your flavor of music, this is still a huge deal. Samsung is changing the way that albums are released by turning it into a promotion (and giving consumers another reason to own a Samsung phone). This concept is one that we could see adopted by other companies. It is expensive for the manufacturer, but it does give people another incentive to own their product.

One more thing we should mention is that there was some confusion over whether or not the giveaway would count towards album sales. Billboard has confirmed that they will not be counting the one million albums that are given away towards their sales chart. With the app out now, who’s downloading it?


Via: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Source: Terms and Conditions

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • uknowme

    Damn Samsung exclusives!

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      Yeah, damn those US only exclusives as well :(

  • bryanizmir

    *Eligible devices: Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II

    No worries if you don’t have those models though…. You can change device model in the ROM toolbox build.prop editor :)

  • Ian B

    This pos app wants to login through Twitter or Facebook. I do not use either one so I am screwed. Frack it, not worth it. Uninstalled!!!!

  • steve

    Interesting its a Samsung promotion but not compatible with the SAMSUNG Galaxy Nexus. It is still a Samsung phone. I just had to exchange a failed device and I sent it to Samsung; and when you need tech support, you call Samsung

  • jerrbomb

    I downloaded it onto my GS4 just for the heck of it…

  • JQuest81

    I downloaded it, just because… Can’t beat a free, pre-release album (no, leaks don’t count lol) I didn’t like that I had to log into Facebook or Twitter, but it’s a good thing I have dump accounts set up for things like this!

  • krazytrixxxsta

    I’m not jumping through all these hoops just to get a free album when i can easily torrent it.

    • JordanCSmith

      Signing in to Facebook is jumping through hoops?

      • krazytrixxxsta

        Damn right.

  • Jorge Eslava

    I’d rather not get the things I don’t want and have a lower price…

  • donger

    Samsung sucks.

  • Blaise

    They said Samsung galaxy users will get the album.. I’m a big fan of JayZ.. so i got a Samsung but now it seems cuz I dont stay in the US I cant get it? This is not cool. Next time get your facts straight. Just say “United States Samsung galaxy users”. Annoying. Am gonna sue for this.

  • Dave