Jay-Z’s album “4:44,” released Thursday, is available now as an exclusive release on his streaming service, Tidal, but it may be coming to other services sooner than expected.
Sources have told Variety that the album will be available on Apple Music and most likely for sale on the iTunes store after a week of exclusivity on Tidal.
Another source told the publication that the album would be available on all major streaming services.
A one-week exclusivity window would come as a relief for Jay fans who were angered by the head-scratching news that only Sprint customers or people who subscribed to Tidal before the album’s release would be able to stream the album, as a part of Tidal’s $200 million deal with Sprint.
It appears, then, that the length of the “exclusive period” mentioned in the Tidal/Sprint disclaimer could be much shorter than Jay’s many disgruntled fans anticipated.
For now, Tidal and Sprint members can stream “4:44” below, and until July 1 at midnight ET, anyone can hear the album on iHeartRadio stations: