Last Friday, Jay Z pulls his solo catalogue from competitors of his Tidal music streaming service…
Some of Jay’s catalogue is still streaming on Google Play Music.
Here’s an update on the situation.
According to reports, Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z’s albums are now back on Apple’s service, but still missing from Spotify — for reasons unknown.
Jay Z is one of the most famous rappers in the world, and potentially a serious loss for Spotify if his discography isn’t restored quickly.
One possible explanation for Friday’s takedown may involve Spotify’s recent deal with Universal. Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella label is attached to Universal, and the new arrangement specifies that Spotify must keep some albums as exclusives to paid listeners — and meet basic subscriber targets — in order to qualify for lower royalty payments.