New Drake album to be exclusively available on Apple Music

“Hip-hop artist Drake has some bad news for streaming-music service Spotify,” Don Reisinger reports for Fortune. “He plans to make his upcoming album, Views From the 6, available exclusively on Apple Music later this month, according to a tweet he posted on Sunday.”

“Drake’s decision to offer exclusive access to his album only on Apple Music is just the latest in a series by artists to limit availability of their albums to favored streaming services,” Reisinger reports. “Other artists, including Adele and Taylor Swift, have snubbed Spotify over concerns that offering their albums on the streaming service would hurt the music industry by eating into an artist’s royalties.”

Reisinger reports, “Unlike Apple Music, which is fully pay-to-play, Spotify offers a free, ad-supported streaming service that has come under fire from artists who say they earn too little for their music.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Oh ok, Spotify’s descent into also-ran status proceeds apace.

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  1. What is a drake? A junkfood cake. Yodels just like one.

    Apple music artist selection is lacking, unless you like today’s cookie cutter popular music. Popular does not necessarily mean good.

  2. I like listening to Zane Lowe’s show on occasion. He plays some good stuff. I like the interviews he does, even if I’m not particularly thrilled with the artists he interviews. I do have to skip past the rap/hip hop crap. I absolutely can’t stand it. But one has to realize that for better or worse that stuff is popular. They wouldn’t play it if it wasn’t. It’s a hard pill to swallow because I think most of it is tasteless, low talent use of samples. I admit there are probably a few artists that are very talented and can create good rap/hip hop songs. But I’m not going to listen to them all to find out which ones are good.

  3. I used to like Aubrey Graham when he was Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He played a nice looking, intelligent young man.

    Now that he’s Drake, the rapper, in which he presumably is being himself, rather than playing a part, I don’t like him at all. I don’t think it is artistic nor enjoyable to listen to a guy who uses the words s**t, f**k & ni**a more than any other words.

    He grew up to become a real disappointment for me. I hope he’ll mature and clean up his vocabulary soon.

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