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Kanye West could have sold 400,000 copies of #TLOP in first week and grossed $3.6 million if he did traditional release

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Kanye West could have sold 400,000 copies of #TLOP in first week and grossed $3.6 million if he did traditional release

Kanye West 52By Matthew Bridge
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Despite the massive TIDAL premiere of 20 million viewers, stories immediately hit the internet saying Kanye West missed out on millions of dollars with The Life of Pablo album release. All about changing the game, Kanye may have missed the boat. Sometimes it happens.

Kanye West chose to join forces with Jay Z at TIDAL to redefine music, distribution, and compensation. Changing the world isn’t easy and this is one business venture Jay Z has struggled to launch. With that, complications are expected.

Further detail is being given as to why Kanye West has missed out on millions of dollars. Aside from 500,000 copies of the album being illegally downloaded, Kanye West could have sold 400,000 copies if he released traditionally. This could have made him $3.6 million, according to analysts and Def Jam is now working on a way to salvage this.

Source: Billboard

Follow Matthew Bridge on Twitter @dgfxla.

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