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No Channel Orange in Target

Posted by: Joe DeAndrea (07/12/12)
Frank Ocean's new album, Channel Orange, won't be available in Target due to his early release with iTunes.
From the Article"Target has refused to carry Frank's album because of iTunes exclusive," Clancy's initial Tweet on the matter read. "Interesting since they also donate to non-equal rights organizations." Target was at the center of a controversy last year in which it cancelled a $10 million television campaign for Lady Gaga's Born This Way album, reportedly due to differences over the company's support for political candidates opposed to gay rights.

Soon after, Clancy backtracked from his original statement in a series of tweets: "I apologize for my comments about Target. They are not carrying Frank's album because it went digital first. Not for ANY other reason. My response was simply an emotional knee jerk reaction. Stop. Breath. Do the best you can. Be honest. Keep it moving."
  
 
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04:46 AM on 07/12/12
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they've sold albums that were released digitally before the release date.
05:03 AM on 07/12/12
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And who believes that? Something's up.
05:06 AM on 07/12/12
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like yesterday
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Goes hand in hand on all the stories I've read on how they treat their employees.
05:21 AM on 07/12/12
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fucking Republicans!
05:34 AM on 07/12/12
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how about all albums are released digitally and in stores on the same date? This splitting them up thing is just frickin stupid.
05:51 AM on 07/12/12
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It's really hard to believe.
06:12 AM on 07/12/12
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Did they do that with Watch The Throne?
06:18 AM on 07/12/12
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Ummm...is this standard practice?
06:29 AM on 07/12/12
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Fascists.
06:39 AM on 07/12/12
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I do remember hearing something before about this being some sort of legal technicality, when some album leaked super early and everyone kept saying, "Put it up for sale digitally!" but that would've involved breaking a contract with retailers... it's dumb, but I really doubt there's anything shady going on here on Target's part.
06:51 AM on 07/12/12
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Fuck Target, I haven't been there in years. Plus, people still buy CDs?
06:56 AM on 07/12/12
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Lololol @ Target. I'm sure your CDs are flying off the shelves.

Channel Orange = 9.5 BNM

So, well, fuck you, Target.
06:57 AM on 07/12/12
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Clancy?
07:00 AM on 07/12/12
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best buy!=
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