Samsung's Giving Away a Million Copies of Jay-Z's New Album

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Jay-Z's modestly entitled Magna Carta Holy Grail drops on the similarly nondescript Fourth of July. But despite his clear lowering of expectations for the album, he's somehow found it within his heart to muster up some publicity by letting Samsung give away a million copies for free three days early. Galaxy owners only need apply.

The chosen million will be able to download the album through a special app (that has yet to be released). And these aren't promotional freebies, either; according to the WSJ, Samsung paid five bucks a pop for each of its Magna Carta Holy Grail downloads, making this a five million dollar play at headlines in internet web logs just like this one. It worked, it worked!

There are more than a million Galaxy owners out there, of course, so here's how you get in line to make sure you get your free goodness. Follows these directions to the letter:

  • 1. Own a Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, or Galaxy Note II. No other galaxies are eligible (sorry Andromeda!)
  • 2. Download the free app from the Play Store on June 24th.
  • 3. Hit refresh over and over and over and over again on July 1st at 12:01am until you're confirmed as one of the first million music-loving cheapskates.
  • 4. I dunno, listen to the album?

And that's it! It seems like a definite win-win here; Samsung gets tons of publicity, Jay-Z gets money for a million albums that people otherwise would have pirated. Just like the Magna Carta foretold. [Magna Carta Holy Grail, WSJ]