Rap mogul JAY-Z’s new album 4:44 was launched as a Tidal-exclusive, why wouldn’t it be, seeing as how the rapper owns the music streaming service. It was reported that the album could make its way to other services. Merely days after 4:44 went platinum even though it was only available on Tidal, JAY-Z’s new album is also available on Apple Music now, as expected.
It was reported not too long after the album was released that it wouldn’t remain exclusive to Tidal for too long. That has turned out to be true. The album is not only available on Apple Music for on-demand streaming now, it’s also available on Amazon Music.
What’s interesting to note is that 4:44 hasn’t landed on Spotify as yet. Spotify is the most popular music streaming service out there and a rival to all other services including Tidal, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. It remains to be seen how long it will take for JAY-Z’s new album to make it to the world’s most popular music streaming service.
In other Tidal-related news, immensely popular artist Kanye West has decided to part ways with Tidal. According to reports, he has terminated Tidal’s exclusivity rights to all future music and is also seeking payment of $3 million dues from the music streaming service.