Kanye West’s extremely anticipated upcoming album “Donda 2” will solely be out there to these keen to plunk down cash for his expensive music streaming system, the eccentric music mogul knowledgeable followers on Thursday.
“Donda 2 will solely be out there by myself platform, the Stem Participant,” West wrote in a post to his Instagram account. “Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube. As we speak artists get simply 12% of the cash the business makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take management and construct our personal.”
A web site for West’s Stem Participant mentioned the system prices $200. It’s out there within the US, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The system purportedly ships inside two enterprise days with clients within the US and UK.
West’s announcement drew a harsh reaction from many fans, a few of whom mentioned they might not be shopping for the system or listening to the album.
West first released his Stem Player last year to coincide with the discharge of the primary version “Donda” – named after his late mom. The system – a collaboration between West’s Yeezy Tech model and UK-based electronics startup Kano – permits listeners to customise music by isolating particular devices, altering tracks or including particular results.
West elaborated on his determination in a collection of Instagram posts, saying he determined to boycott main platforms as a result of they don’t pretty compensate music artists. The rapper steadily deletes social media posts inside a couple of minutes, however the ones about “Donda 2” had been nonetheless stay on Instagram as of late Friday morning.
In a single submit, West claimed that he as soon as “turned down 100 million greenback Apple deal.”
“Nobody pays me to be disrespected,” West wrote. “We set our personal worth for our half. Tech corporations made music virtually free so if you happen to don’t do merch sneakers and excursions you don’t eat.”
“Donda 2” is anticipated to debut on Feb. 22, although West has been identified to vary launch dates on a whim.
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