When Jay Z said “I’ not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” he wasn’t playing. As the streaming battle between Spotify, Apple Music and Jay Z’s Tidal continues, Jay Z pulled a huge boss move.
Pitchfork has reported that Jay Z has pulled all three albums from The Blueprint trilogy from non-Tidal music services and has been removed from iTunes, Google Play Music and Amazon’s digital music store. This news comes months after Jay Z pulled his debut album, Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.
In a statement to Pitchfork, a representative from Spotify said,
“Jay Z’s Blueprint albums have not been available on any streaming service except Tidal for a few months now. We hope he brings them back soon so that his millions of fans on Spotify can enjoy them again.”
It’s no shock that he removed them from streaming, but it leads many to speculate why would he remove them from being available for purchase? Could Tidal be gearing up to present a buying option soon? We’ll keep our eyes out as this story develops.
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