Kanye West took a huge financial hit due to the disastrous roll out of his new album The Life of Pablo.West’s latest work has been pirated and downloaded so many times since its release that the rapper has lost $10million in sales.This all comes at a time when West has claimed he is $53million in debt.
The New York Post reports that if the 500,000 people who illegally downloaded the album in its frist day had paid the $20 it cost to buy the album West would have personally made $10million.
Kanye revealed on Monday that his album will never go on sale and will only ever be available on Tidal, the digital music service which is subscription based and owned by his friend Jay Z and other music artists.
‘My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal,’ wrote Kanye on Twitter. Please to all my friends fans and music lovers. Sign up to Tidal now.’Tidal costs $10 to $20 a month, with fans able to get their first month for free.