Apple Music won’t have to wait long for Jay-Z’s new album

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Jay Z 4:44
Jay Z's own streaming service has exclusivity.
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Jay-Z snubbed rival music streaming services when he dropped his new album last week, making 4:44 exclusively available to Tidal subscribers. But that exclusivity won’t last long.

According to one report, 4:44 could hit Apple Music as early as this week.

It’s hard to listen to 4:44 right now without downloading it illegally. If you weren’t a Tidal subscriber before it launched, the only way you can enjoy it is by signing up to a new Sprint contract that gets you six months of free access.

But before you do that, it might pay to exercise just a bit of patience. According to Billboard, Tidal’s exclusivity over the new album will last just one week, which means it will be coming to Apple Music, Spotify and other services soon.

“A source confirmed that 4:44 will be added to Apple Music/iTunes next week after its one-week exclusivity window on Tidal; the songs also streamed on 160 iHeartRadio stations across the U.S. after 4:44‘s release,” reads the report.

The source also claims a physical release is planned, but there is no timetable for that just yet.