Kaye West's Streaming Player Raises $2.2 Million Ahead Of 'Donda 2' Release
Throughout Kanye West's career his desire to bet on himself has been a constant. His latest endeavor has reportedly put plenty of money in his pocket as fans relive Ye's early years with his Jeen-Yuhs documentary.
Ye boasted about the financial success of his Stem player, the first product in his Yeezy Tech line, in a post shared to his Instagram account on Sunday (February 20).
Ye captioned the post, "The album would have to be streamed 500 million times in order to earn the $2.2 million we made on the first day on the stem player." "We generated more revenue from stemplayer without the album even being out than we would have done with it being out on streaming."
According to Ye, fans can only hear Donda 2 through the stem player since he ended his relationship with Apple Music and said the album wouldn't be released on streaming services.
As part of Ye's mission against streaming companies and labels in general, he created the Stem player. According to Ye, today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. He says, "It's time to liberate music from this oppressive system.". "We need to take control over what happens to music.".
His move likely added Apple Music to his growing list of enemies over the years, including Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian, label figureheads, and others.