The platform’s exclusive content is one of the best ways to sell hardware, yi, artist Formerly known as Kanye Westannounced via Instagram that his next album, Donda 2, “will only be available on my own platform, The Stem Player. Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube.”
While Yi’s logic is separate from other artists Who recently talked about Joe Rogan’s stance on Spotify and the stark difference between it $200 million deal For the amount he pays them, the conclusion is the same. as written In another post“Artists today only get 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own. Go to stemplayer.com now to order.”
album Scheduled It will launch on Tuesday, February 22nd.
The 200 usd player stem Launched last year in partnership with Kano Computing, it shipped with Donda’s debut album so you can tackle any song with the touch-sensitive light sliders included in its beige cover. “We currently have 67,000 available and we’re making 3,000 a day,” Yi said in another post.
worked well in our test, allowing owners to easily manipulate different parts of a song while listening, whether for one of the included tracks or any other clips uploaded via its web-based interface. However, adding loops and effects can get more complicated. It has 8GB of storage, connections via USB-C, Bluetooth, or a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 97dB speaker.
Upcoming album exclusive details murky – will Stem Player owners cost anything to download? – But this isn’t Yi’s first exploration of limited edition music. In February 2016, he released The Life of Pablo exclusively via Tidal, tweeting that “it will never be on Apple. It will never be for sale.” On April 1st of that year, The Life of Pablo was launched to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play – Ye finally Settlement of a lawsuit from a fan who said they signed up for Tidal based on its exclusivity.
In 2017, TMZ reported that Kanye West was canceling his contract with Tidal, and the outlet He said it was disputed over millions of dollars he thinks the company owes him. She also cited sources who say he will “finish the exclusives”.
Platform control of the devices the music is associated with may make this a different environment for the release. The artist has continued to post on Instagram since last night’s announcement — old posts about Pete Davidson, Billie Eilish and Kid Cudi gone — sharing what appears to be a playlist for Donda 2 and repeating a recent claim that Apple offered to pay $100 million for Donda’s debut album.
according to yi, “Tech companies have made music practically free so if you’re not wearing sneakers and tours don’t eat it. Jay-Z made the Tidal and the fake media attacked him. Well in the words of my older brother. Come get me. I’m ready to die standing because I’m no longer on my knees God is covering me. I run this company 100% and don’t have to ask for permission. This is the second generation of video game players, and we have more stuff to work on. I feel what I felt in the first episode of the documentary.” The documentary he mentions is Jin Yeohwhich first appeared on Netflix.
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