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Distributor FUGA To Remove Kanye West And TY Dolla’s New Album From DSPs & Streaming Services

Kanye West’s latest album collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures 1, is currently under threat of removal from various streaming services due to unauthorized distribution. According to reports from Billboard, FUGA, the distributor of the album, is actively working with its DSP partners and the client to remove the album from their systems. Initially, FUGA declined to release Vultures 1 late last year, citing its ordinary business judgment. However, on February 9, 2024, a long-standing FUGA client delivered the album through the platform’s automated processes, violating their service agreement.

It is worth noting that ‘”Vultures 1′ was never authorized by FUGA” to be released on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. Although the album was distributed without the company’s approval, FUGA is now removing it from their partners’ systems. Besides FUGA’s decision to pull the album from streaming platforms, several other significant distributors refused to work with West for the release of Vultures 1. This was due to the rapper’s history of making antisemitic comments and the lack of promotional support he was receiving from streaming platforms.

The future of “Vultures 1” on streaming platforms is uncertain, given the circumstances surrounding its unauthorized distribution. It remains unclear when the album will return to streaming services once FUGA removes it. Furthermore, West faces legal threats from Ozzy Osbourne and Donna Summer’s estate over his unpermitted use of their music in the album. Summer’s estate has already successfully taken down a song called “GOOD (DON’T DIE),” which interpolated her disco classic, “I Feel Love.”

Distributor Fuga To Remove Kanye West And Ty Dolla’s New Album From Dsps &Amp; Streaming Services, Yours Truly, News, April 12, 2024

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