Metro Boomin took to Twitter to let the fans know that his forthcoming project will be available on every music and streaming service.
"Apple Music, tidal, Spotify, Pandora, whatever you use, my album will be instantly available and accessible for you. Because thats the point," he tweeted. "Fuck the money I do this for the culture."
The whole thing started after Metro searched for Jay Z's "Song Cry" on iTunes, but couldn't find it. That's when he "remembered tidal vs apple," which spurned a series of tweets venting about the streaming war and current landscape of service exclusives. "Shouldn't have to have subscriptions to 2 different services just to listen to blueprint and views. Makes me miss how simple CDs were."
His decision brings up the big issue of music exclusives that has been a hot topic in the music industry lately. Frank Ocean's visual album Endless and second new album Blonde were both released as Apple exclusives. Immediately following that release, the CEO of UMG instructed his company to stop making exclusive distribution deals with music services.
Meanwhile, Spotify executives have gone on record saying that exclusives are bad for business because they require users to pay for multiple streaming service subscriptions, which many do not, and that this practice leads to illegal downloads. The sentiment was shared by Kanye West who personally tried to end the Apple and Tidal beef because it's "fucking up the music game." "We all gon be dead in 100 years," West said. "Let the kids have the music."
You can read all of Metro Boomin's tweets below and be sure to catch the producer at Complex's forthcoming ComplexCon that is stacked with a lineup featuring Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Travi$ Scott, Lil Yacthy. Tickets for the inaugural event go on sale September 12 right here.
Want to experience Complex IRL? Check out ComplexCon, a festival and exhibition on Nov. 5-6, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif., featuring performances, panels, and more. For ticket info, click here.