October 27th, 2022

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Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Los Angeles Times on Kanye West Streams in Wake of Controversy

Bryan Sullivan spoke to the Los Angeles Times about why Kanye West’s music has remained available on major streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apple Music, following the rapper’s recent antisemitic remarks. The article, entitled, “Why Spotify and Apple Music haven’t pulled Kanye West’s songs,” explains that even though a number of brands have cut ties with West since the scandal, it may be more difficult from a contractual standpoint for streaming platforms to do the same.

According to Bryan, Apple Music and Spotify may first be required to obtain permission from the music publisher or recording studios. He explains, “It all depends on what the contract says.” Without a contract in place, the streaming platforms may be able to remove all his music.

Read the full article below.

“Why Spotify and Apple Music haven’t pulled Kanye West’s songs” – Los Angeles Times