Kanye West says songwriters were ‘hurt’ by music streaming services after they ran away from them

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Kanye West says he's the 'leading innovator' in music after walking away from streaming services
Kanye West says music streaming services have hurt songwriters (Pic Credit: Wikipedia)

Rapper Kanye West, who decided to release his new album ‘Danda 2’ exclusively on the Stem player device, has said he is now the ‘leading innovator’ in music after leaving services like Apple Music and Spotify.

In a since-deleted Instagram post, he wrote, “I walked away from Apple right after I had the most number 1s in Apple history.

“Songwriters are really hurt by streaming platforms. Some say I’m the only one who can make this change. So as the leading innovator in music for the past 20 years. I risk my own work to change it. I have already won by not being afraid to move!” said Kanye West.

“Now we win because there are real supporters out there who have invested their hard-earned money in my vision of freedom!” Kanye West added.

The ‘Stronger’ rapper announced his decision to release ‘Danda 2’ only on the £150 device because of how few artists earn royalties from streaming platforms, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

He said: “Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Voice Player. Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube. Today, artists only get 12% of the money the industry makes.”

The ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ hitmaker went on to claim it’s time to “liberate music” from an “oppressive system”, while urging fans to order the music device that allows users to customize songs by putting them in ” to split stems. †

Kanye added: “It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”

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