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Kanye says his new album, Life of Pablo, will never be on Apple Music or iTunes

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Kanye says his new album, Life of Pablo, will never be on Apple Music or iTunes
It looks like Apple Music subscribers and iTunes users won't get to stream or buy any music from Kanye West's new Life of Pablo album. On Monday night, the recording artist tweeted that "My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale...You can only get it on Tidal." The latter is the streaming music service that is partly owned by Jay Z.

Kanye's tweet harkens back to Taylor Swift's decision not to allow her album 1989 to stream over Apple Music. Swift was protesting Apple's decision not to pay royalties to artists, producers and labels for music streamed during each subscriber's free three-month trial period. Apple later reversed its stance, and Swift allowed the album to stream over Apple Music.

The difference here is that while Swift was trying to advance the cause of all musicians, something that she was applauded for by her peers, Kanye appears to be doing this to promote his favorite person in the whole wide world-himself.

It has been a strange few days for Kim Kardashian's husband. Over the weekend, Kanye appeared on SNL, tweeted that he was $53 million in debt, and sent out virtual panhandling requests to Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page. He asked the Facebook founder for $1 billion.

Recently, Apple announced that it has 11 million paid subscribers to Apple Music. Individuals pay $9.99 a month, while a family with up to six members will pay $14.99 monthly.


source: @kanyewest via AppleInsider

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posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:32 24

1. gdawilson (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


It's funny watching him make a fool out of himself!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:33 12

14. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


He's an idiot. He is in no way deserving of the attention the media gives him.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 00:44 8

24. KaneTJ (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


Idiotic, annoying, jack*ss, waste of skin, braindead c*ntmonger are also acceptable when it comes to describing "it"

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:31

54. Brewski (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


And on that day not a single fu¢k was given. He's about to be even more in debt if he only releases new music on one platform, let alone one that not very many people have heard of.

Only true fans will search this out, the rest won't waste the energy to find it...

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:35 14

2. Unordinary (Posts: 1015; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Lmao. Tidal is garbo. Throw it up on Google, Spotify, and Apple Music ya big ol turd.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 09:56

45. downphoenix (Posts: 3154; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


he will eventually because he is all about attention. When this album flounders on Tidal for a bit, he'll open it up to more.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:39 10

3. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


Kanye West is a mess.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:45 17

4. promise7 (Posts: 857; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


By not putting it on Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music he's only encouraging people to pirate it.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:56 24

7. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It's not even worth the price of free.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:42 2

34. techperson211 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Comment of the day +1 bro.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 11:02

48. matistight (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 May 2009)


It is definitely worth free(a whole lot better than Yeezus), I am just curious as to how people got it from Tidal and ripped it into mp3 format. There are torrents out there

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 13:30

52. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I guess we will have to agree to disagree there. There is no Kanye "music", IMO, that is worth it for me to even be paid to endure.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:21

53. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I will also state, I know I am different from most, but out of principle based on his whining and the like, I would never support his "music". Someone that is so self-absorbed I can't possibly bring myself tolerate or support. But like I said, I am different from most.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:56

5. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Addition by subtraction, if you ask me.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 21:56 3

6. jeroome86 (Posts: 799; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Thank you very much.
Kanye.

Feeling better everyday about my 6s plus.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:03 11

8. Pem3108 (Posts: 15; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


He is a genius...and apparently a gay fish.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:18 3

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Great! Now I have to go back and watch that episode.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:05 3

9. cnour (Posts: 548; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Who care?

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:13 3

10. justrt (Posts: 330; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


It better not be! Die in hell if you lied, Kanye!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:17 3

11. justrt (Posts: 330; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


May Taylor Swift (and all) follow you in your decision.. For Apple is worth no one's attention!!!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:41 4

16. GMS85 (Posts: 208; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


The album is trash anyways!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 22:54 3

17. NexusX (Posts: 473; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I bet most of his fans dont pay for music

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:36 1

43. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Sadly, they are still getting what they paid for.....

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 23:01 1

18. Planterz (Posts: 1999; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That'll help him with his $53 million debt. Not that I, nor anyone else on the planet gives a #@$%.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:05 4

31. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Guess Kim needed a new ass

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:53 2

40. Planterz (Posts: 1999; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


She can afford her own. I'm guessing he didn't ask his wife to bail him out of debt because she's got bigger balls than he does.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 11:09

50. MrMiyagi (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


he's actually not...go read the news again.
what he sees as dept is actually money spent on personal investments. look it up and re affirm my claims

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 23:23 1

19. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I love all the Apple haters that have comment already and the ones coming after.

Oh poor Kanye, hanging out with those w***es has made him go even more bananas. That whole family should just die.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 00:18 6

21. Mfa901 (Posts: 247; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Not an apple fan but Kanye is one of those artists... Who have no talent but act as if they were god...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 00:31

22. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Please clap... lol

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 00:33 2

23. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


This is AMAZING news, finally a rock solid reason to stick with Apple and iTunes this year, and to think I was considering the switch to Android. Thank you Mr West, thank you.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 01:19

25. Mreveryphone (Posts: 367; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


The album is actually pretty good and I don't have tidal...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:36

29. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Stick to Apple, Kanye. We know you love you Note 5:)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 11:05

49. matistight (Posts: 420; Member since: 13 May 2009)


It's actually funny because in the end of the song 30 Hours, you can hear someone calling him, and it's the same default ringtone that iPhone's have. So maybe this hatred came upon Apple recently (probably in the last month.)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:40

30. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2237; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yezzzus

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:59 6

32. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Kanye West is basically the musical equivalent of Donald Trump who are only interesting because they're basically Human train wrecks.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:21

33. stijnvbml (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Kanye is a brilliant artist and is critically and the life of pablo acclaimed by the press (even the new york times). Though he is a dick, his music is creative and experimental. He has talent actually. Hate the artist, not the music.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:13 2

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hey Kanye! Do you like fishdicks?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:14

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


53 mill in debt, and you don't want your music in iTunes...hmmm. He's a gay fish.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:43

39. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


How embarrassing,

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:42

38. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


PA why do you post new that your insecure readers can't enjoy?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:43 1

41. tedkord (Posts: 9927; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Now that's an Apple exclusive I can get behind. Google, please try to make him stay off your service, too.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 09:58

46. downphoenix (Posts: 3154; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


No Kanye, only on Apple.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:23 3

42. JOHNNY8573 (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


THERES MY REASON NOW FOR GETTING APPLE MUSIC, NEVER LISTEN TO THAT DICKS "MUSIC"/NOISE

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 09:47

44. quakan (Posts: 1351; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I was going to pirate it anyways, so this doesn't affect me.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 10:35

47. sissy246 (Posts: 545; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Don't blame him on the iTunes, but other wise he is such an idiot.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 11:23

51. greenrolaids (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


FAGAY WEST

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