Unsurprising: Album Release Tactics in the Age of Beyoncé

by Greg Suralik A few minutes before midnight, in the early morning of December 13th, 2013, an album was made available for purchase on iTunes. The album was not announced with fanfare—its minimalist cover artwork, with the artist’s name in pink over a jet-black background, was unceremoniously displayed on the digital store’s front page. No […]