Want to listen to Kanye West's New Album 'The Life of Pablo'? Well we've got some bad news, West announced via his Twitter account that his album will never be for sale, instead making it exclusively available to stream via the high-definition music service TIDAL.
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
One thing which was abundantly clear, West is not a fan of Apple Music. In the tweet he specifically calls out Apple Music saying that his new album would never be available on Apple's streaming service.
This does however leave open the possibility of Spotify fans eventually getting their hands on it at a later date.
This follows on from a series of mixed messages last week when the artist confirmed the album's general release following short exclusive period on TIDAL.
Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Man thank you so so so much everyone for signing up to Tidal. Tidal is now the number one app in the world!!! pic.twitter.com/O3r9DkX03R— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
@kanyewest HOW YOU GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD IF YOU ARENT GONNA GIVE YOUR SHIT TO THE WORLD— Chad (@chadultra) February 15, 2016
@kanyewest wtf dude? Your messaging is mixed up. Take Twitter off your phone, let a company take care of your shit. The album is too good.— Jake Baldino (@JakeBaldino) February 15, 2016
@kanyewest ima have to illegally download it then, sorry man.— Helena (@Helenana_) February 15, 2016
Impressively though, Kanye's seemingly exclusive partnership has been enough to give the app a huge boost, pushing it up to the No.1 spot on the App Store in the US and No.12 in the UK.
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Whether or not this means people have then joined the service remains to be seen - TIDAL is currently offering a free 30-day trial at present.
In what is now becoming a commonplace occurrence for the musician West launched into a long and somewhat disjointed Twitter rant last night during which he spoke about his money problems and the album itself.
Pitchfork, the album is a 30 out of 10— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I am of service to the world with my art and I just want to serve more.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016