“Tidal’s use of exclusives from its star artists has ramped up the pressure on Apple Music, which is also counting on exclusives—and both are going directly to artists and then circling back to their labels,” Hits Daily Double reports. “These efforts run counterproductive to the needs of the labels, which want to distribute their content wide, while disrupting the relationships between the labels and their acts who agree to do the exclusives.”
Hits Daily Double reports, “This is a major issue as Apple Music prepares to go live.”
“Kanye West is making changes, distancing himself from Tidal, firing Roc Nation and managing himself, with an unofficial assist from the Jenner-Kardashian clan,” Hits Daily Double reports. “As for Kanye’s long-delayed album, there’s some chatter that the release will be connected to Apple Music’s launch.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We expect Apple to line up a whole raft of exclusives in order to appeal to the widest variety of musical tastes as possible.
[Attribution: iClarified. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Pistol Pete” for the heads up.]