Jay-Z's Music Has Finally Been Removed from Spotify and Apple Music

Jay-Z's Music Has Finally Been Removed from Spotify and Apple Music

In response to the tweet Spotify said: "We can confirm that some of Jay Z's catalogue has been removed at the request of the artist /LP".

The hip hop star has had his catalog of solo albums pulled from both the Apple Music and Spotify services, seemingly in favor of Tidal, the music service he co-owns. A handful songs that Jay Z did with other musicians, such as "Holy Grail" which featured Justin Timberlake, are still available on Apple Music.

Jay-Z, a.k.a. Shawn Carter, is part owner of Tidal, a music streaming service that competes with Apple, Spotify, and Amazon's services.

Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded
The Miami Herald reports that almost 100 people were eating at Yard House's outdoor patio when the shooting began. There was panic in the gym when shots were fired, a witness told NBC-10 .

The move comes as Tidal, the company Jay Z launched in 2015 and heavily invested in, remains a distant finisher in the opaque streaming marketplace.

Late last month, Apple Music had an estimate of 40 million users on mobile, putting it ahead of Spotify, despite Spotify's claim that it has 50 million paying subscribers versus a total 20 million for Apple.

It isn't clear if this latest move is specifically meant to drive up Tidal subscriptions. It's not clear if the service simply hasn't yet pulled the catalog, or if Apple Music and Spotify were targeted specifically for being the two biggest players in the streaming market, and therefore the toughest competition for the struggling Tidal.

Related Articles

  • KFC hatches plan to serve antibiotic-free chicken by 2018

    KFC hatches plan to serve antibiotic-free chicken by 2018

    The fried chicken chain says the change will be completed by the end of next year at all of its USA restaurants. Meat producers often give animals antibiotics to make them grow faster and prevent illnesses.

    Former Fox anchor: Harassment is pervasive

    The alleged payouts have prompted at least 38 advertisers to pull spots from "The O'Reilly Factor ". O'Reilly hasn't admitted any wrongdoing and said he settled for the sake of his family.
    Kashmir: Water level in River Jhelum crosses 'flood declaration' mark in Srinagar

    Kashmir: Water level in River Jhelum crosses 'flood declaration' mark in Srinagar

    With rains continuing to pound most parts of the Valley, the administration here is gearing up for the possibility of flood. The incessant rains have triggered landslides at multiple places on 294 km Srinagar-Jammu highway leading to its closure.
  • One Direction's Harry Styles gets advice on his solo career from Adele

    One Direction's Harry Styles gets advice on his solo career from Adele

    He added: "As a credible piece of indie-pop balladry that moves Styles into a new arena, I'd say he just about pulls it off". Harry Styles has revealed that Adele gave him a very generous 21st present - a copy of her own album 21.
    Hoffenheim upset Bayern, easy win for Dortmund

    Hoffenheim upset Bayern, easy win for Dortmund

    Bayern, who have 65 points from 27 games, are still 13 clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who visit Mainz 05 on Wednesday. Aubameyang then broke free, rounded Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler to net Dortmund's third in the 93rd minute.
    Former Spice Girl Mel B Details Horrific Claims of Spousal Abuse

    Former Spice Girl Mel B Details Horrific Claims of Spousal Abuse

    The singer claims that ex-husband Stephen Belafonte was abusive, that he beat her, and that he extorted her during their marriage. Some of the incidents include a time from November 2007 when she was getting ready for her finale on Dancing With the Stars.
  • ABC7 now available on Amazon Fire TV

    ABC7 now available on Amazon Fire TV

    Today Amazon also announced that it will be pushing out an update that adds Alexa to all Fire TV hardware in the UK. The Amazon Fire TV Stick simply plugs into the HDMI port in the back of a compatible TV.
    Apple Watch Series 3 pegged for second half of 2017

    Apple Watch Series 3 pegged for second half of 2017

    In 2016 Apple analysts estimated that the Cupertino, California-based technology giant shipped more than 11 million smartwatches. Then in February, DigiTimes reported that Apple may plan to move away from a touch-on-lens display to a glass-film touch system.
    Boro strive for balance to stay afloat in Premier League

    Boro strive for balance to stay afloat in Premier League

    Those same Teesside voices, though, were soon silenced by three goals in 19 minutes from the home side. Middlesbrough - winless in 13 matches - are second from bottom and seven points adrift of Hull.
  • Anthony helps Knicks beat Bulls 100-91

    Anthony helps Knicks beat Bulls 100-91

    It all depends on what Knicks president Phil Jackson is able to do this summer with Anthony, a high draft pick and in free agency. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting.
    Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify

    Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify

    The missives were posted online and a person familiar with the situation confirmed them as authentic to The Associated Press. It is very unusual for a committee chairman and ranking member not to coordinate meetings related to an investigation.
    Scott Dann: Crystal Palace captain suffers knee ligament injury

    Scott Dann: Crystal Palace captain suffers knee ligament injury

    Saints were rightly aggrieved to be denied a clear penalty when referee Roger East dismissed claims for handball by Schlupp. Christian Benteke can be backed at 7/1 to follow up his victor against Chelsea with the first goal at St Mary's.