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

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



1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

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

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

24. KaneTJ

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

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

54. Brewski

Posts: 706; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

And on that day not a single fu¬Ęk 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...

2. Unordinary unregistered

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

45. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Kanye West is a mess.

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

7. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It's not even worth the price of free.

34. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Comment of the day +1 bro.

48. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 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

52. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

53. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Addition by subtraction, if you ask me.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Thank you very much. Kanye. Feeling better everyday about my 6s plus.

8. Pem3108

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

10. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

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

11. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

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

16. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The album is trash anyways!

17. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

I bet most of his fans dont pay for music

43. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

18. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

31. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Guess Kim needed a new ass

40. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

50. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 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

19. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

21. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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

22. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Please clap... lol

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