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Universal Music Executive Reportedly Orders End of Exclusive Releases For Artists

Kanye West may very well be getting his wish and the streaming battle maybe over. While artists such as Beyonce, Jay Z and Kanye West have favored TIDAL (where they own a stake), Frank Ocean and Drake have signed deals with Apple Music for their albums.

Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge has sent an email to all executives in the company to end all future exclusive releases for artists on its roster. Lefsetz revealed this in an email sent out to subscribers of his newsletter.

“Lucian Grainge sent out an email to Universal executives today ending all future exclusives with Universal artists.”

Just a couple days ago, Lefsetz sent out a newsletter to his subscribers ranting about the trend of exclusive releases and slammed Frank Ocean for following it just to make some extra money.

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