Kanye West vows 'no extra CDs'

Kanye West vows 'no more CDs'

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Kanye West’s current development towards tech-associated diatribes is not over but. In one in every of his signature tweetstorms, the star has declared that there can be “no extra CDs” coming from him — if you need his music going ahead, you will probably should obtain or stream it. The Yeezus album cowl was an “open casket” on the CD’s funeral, he says. The idea of a musician logging on-solely is not that groundbreaking (simply ask indies that may’t justify producing CDs), nevertheless it’s nonetheless uncommon to see a serious artist swear off disc-based mostly album gross sales.

Whether or not or not Kanye holds to that pledge is one other matter. Though it is true that downloads and streams make up the majority of music income in some nations (together with the US), that is nonetheless some huge cash to go away on the desk. He is playing that web-based mostly music gross sales will develop shortly sufficient within the close to future that misplaced CD gross sales will not actually matter. It looks like a fairly sensible guess, however then that is additionally the person who made his newest album an unique on a music service (Tidal) overshadowed by Apple Music and Spotify. It might be tempting for Kanye to vary his thoughts if CD gross sales are respectable within the close to future.

uuuuuuum, so there it’s… No extra CDs from me

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 7, 2016

the Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 7, 2016

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