Last Friday, Jay-Z’s new album “4.44” became available on Apple Music, Amazon and most other streaming platforms, after a week as a TIDAL and Sprint exclusive. 4 days later there remains one notable exception, market leader Spotify.
On Thursday evening, the TIDAL/Sprint exclusive of Jay-Z’s “4.44” lifted and the entire album became available to stream on Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited and other streaming services, with one glaring exception – Spotify.
As of Monday afternoon, Spotify was still not streaming “4.44” and none of the related parties were offering an explanation. Industry sources suggest that its a continuation of an existing feud between Jay Z and the rival music streamer.
Stay tuned for further developments.