Super-producer Metro Boomin has laid his stake in the exclusive streaming debate. On early Thursday morning he let it be known that his fans would be able to stream his upcoming album on any streaming service. "Apple Music, tidal, Spotify, Pandora, whatever you use." It was all spurred by Metro searching for Jay Z's "Song Cry" on iTunes and not being able to locate it. Then he "remembered tidal vs apple." This brought on a string of tweets where he addressed this "streaming war shit" and how people shouldn't have to have two separate subscriptions to listen to Drake and Jay Z.
Read his thoughts below and reread his FADER cover story.
Just searched iTunes for 10 minutes for song cry by jay z and couldn't find it, then searched 4 blueprint and remembered tidal vs apple 😑— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 1, 2016
This streaming war shit is so sus with all the exclusivity bullshit. Just let the kids have the music because that's what it should be about— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 1, 2016
Shouldn't have to have subscriptions to 2 different services just to listen to blueprint and views. Makes me miss how simple CDs were.— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 1, 2016
I promise all my fans and supporters that my album will not be any kind of streaming exclusive. Fuck the money I do this for the culture— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) September 1, 2016