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.

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.

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

  • 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.
    Smith helps Pune beat Mumbai by 7 wickets

    Smith helps Pune beat Mumbai by 7 wickets

    Smith was dropped by Nitish Rana while batting at 36, who earlier had taken a stunner to dismiss Mayank Aggarwal. Rajat Bhatia (2/14) had Ambati Rayudu caught and bowled for 10 before Mumbai reached 100-run mark in 13th over.
    Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools

    Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools

    Recess, once a school staple, faded from many Florida schools in the last decade, elbowed out by tougher academic demands. Bill Galvano, would allow slot machines at dog and horse tracks in eight counties outside of South Florida.
  • 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.

    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.
    Markets Right Now: US stocks are off to a mixed start

    Markets Right Now: US stocks are off to a mixed start

    Constellation Brands' performance in the trailing four quarters (including the quarter under review) gives a positive picture. The broker said it has now set a "Hold" rating on shares of Constellation Brands, Inc . with a price target of 158.
  • Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

    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 .
    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.
    All-New Hyundai Kona Sub-compact SUV Teased

    All-New Hyundai Kona Sub-compact SUV Teased

    It will be the fourth and smallest crossover in the brand's European lineup, joining the Grand Santa Fe , Santa Fe and Tucson. We are expecting to see number of new teasers and hints about the auto as the day pf release will approach.
  • Former Fox anchor: Harassment is pervasive

    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.
    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.

    NY Lawmakers Want Budget Vote; Cuomo Says There's No Rush

    It would be an ambitious timetable, but scheduling miracles do seem to materialize many times around adoption of the state budget. Andrew Cuomo Monday to approve a fiscal year 2018 State Budget Extender and avoid a state government shut-down.