Jay Z’s new al­bum is now on Ap­ple Mu­sic, but not Spo­tify

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS | ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — A week af­ter re­leas­ing his new al­bum on his streaming ser­vice, Ti­dal, Jay-Z has made “4:44’’ avail­able on iTunes, Ap­ple Mu­sic and Ama­zon Mu­sic.

Jay-Z re­leased the al­bum last week ex­clu­sively on Ti­dal, which he co-owns with Bey­once, Ri­hanna, Madonna and other artists.

“4:44’’ has yet to ap­pear on Spo­tify or Pan­dora.

The Record­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica an­nounced Wed­nes­day that “4:44’’ had reached plat­inum sta­tus based off streams and down­loads given to Sprint users by the phone com­pany. (Sprint bought a 33 per cent stake in Ti­dal ear­lier this year.) RIAA’s plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion was once the equiv­a­lent of sell­ing a mil­lion al­bums but has changed since the com­pany be­gan in­cor­po­rat­ing streaming from YouTube, Spo­tify and other dig­i­tal mu­sic ser­vices.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.