Kanye West’s Donda 2 won’t be available on Apple Music or Spotify

The news: Donda 2 will be available exclusively on the artist’s own tech product, the Stem Player, according to Kanye West (not yet tracked).


Ian’s take: Okay, I love Kanye West, and the Stem Player has some exciting capabilities, but I am not spending $200 on an MP3 player to listen to the album. That being said, I wasn’t aware that artists make just 12% of what the industry makes. I think that streaming services should pay artists more per stream since the entire value of the services is given by the artists.