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.
Life of Pablo will not be streamed on Apple Music or sold on iTunes
source: @kanyewest via AppleInsider