Universal Music Group Bans All Exclusive Streaming Releases, Effective immediately
Earlier today it was announced the Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge will ban all artists under the label from exclusive streaming releases. Part of what fueled UMG to make the announcement is Frank Ocean’s exclusive partnership with Apple Music, and his latest release which was released through his own label despite his contract with UMG. This announcement will have many ramifications. Does this mean the end is in sight for streaming services such as Tidal?