Jay-Z is the owner of a competing music streaming service called Tidal.
While this kind of thing is rare, that seems to be the case with Jay Z, as the artist has now pulled a majority of his albums from Apple Music and also Spotify.
Apple hasn't said anything, but Spotify did confirm via Twitter that Jay Z requested his catalog be removed.
Since then, Tidal's expansion strategy has largely revolved around exclusive content, both new and old.
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The Assembly kept working, however, and Heastie says he believes the deal could lead to a resolution if the Senate accepts it. The Senate planned to return to wrap up their voting today, when the Assembly also planned to take up the budget.
We'll have to wait and see if this is a temporary removal or a move on Jay Z's part to lure more users to Tidal and in turn take control over where his music is offered. Many Tidal exclusives have been short-lived, though, and may not have converted many paying customers. Last year, Jay Z's Blueprint series was removed from streaming services as well.
The two leading streaming services no longer have any of Jay Z's solo work, with only features and his projects with R. Kelly and Linkin Park remaining on the services.
Back in January, Tidal was in the news after Sprint chose to acquire a 33% stake, which would allow the company to offer its customers exclusive content and other collaborations with the music streaming service.
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