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Kanye West Donda 2’s new album will only be available on his own platform Stem Player | Ents and art news

Rapper Kanye West is releasing his new album exclusively on his own platform Stem Player, after criticizing streaming platforms for their attitude towards artists.

Writing on Instagram, the artist said: “Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, Stem Player.

“Not on Apple, Amazon, Spotify or YouTube.

“Today, artists get only 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system.”

The Stem Player is a small handheld device that allows users to split songs into “stems” and is currently sold online for £ 147 on its website.

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Kanye West said platforms like Spotify are part of an “suppressive system”.

Problems with Spotify

Spotify has recently been embroiled in controversy, with numerous artists, including Johnny Mitchellremoving his songs from the platform due to concerns about COVID-related content.

Neil Young also removed his tracks in protest of Spotify, which hosts a podcast by Joe Rogan, who is known to be skeptical about the COVID vaccine.

Other artists, such as Gary Numantalks about the economics of the streaming service, claiming to have received £ 37 from his song with one million streams.

Kanye West’s latest album will be released on February 22.

Kanye West Donda 2’s new album will only be available on his own platform Stem Player | Ents and art news

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