Logic’s on the brink of launch his forthcoming undertaking, Young Sinatra IV which is anticipated to drop subsequent week. However, it appears like he is taking a unique route with this undertaking compared to the remainder his discography. As streaming providers dominate music consumption increasingly day by day, Logic introduced that Young Sinatra IV would be the final time he prints bodily copies for an album.
Logic took to Instagram to announce that his forthcoming undertaking can have bodily copies however just for a restricted quantity time. The rapper revealed that YSIV would be the final undertaking he releases that can have a tough copy.
“For all my die onerous followers that is the final time I’m doing a bodily album! Available for a restricted time solely!” He wrote on Instagram.
Considering that almost all folks have some kind streaming service, it would not seem to be Logic will lose out by strictly retaining his forthcoming releases digital.
Logic’s Young Sinatra IV would be the first installment within the collection to be launched as an album. His earlier Young Sinatra releases had been all mixtapes. YSIV is the second undertaking from Logic this 12 months. It’ll observe the discharge Bobby Tarantino II which dropped earlier this 12 months.
Earlier this week, Logic revealed that he has the complete Wu-Tang Clan featured on Young Sinatra IV. Whether you take pleasure in Logic’s music or not, the Wu-Tang/Logic collaboration is unquestionably one thing to sit up for.
XXXTENTACION had a major impact in music and the world within a short frame time. Although the rapper passed away in June, in less than a year he released both his debut and sophomore albums. Saturday will mark the one year anniversary his debut album, 17 and to commemorate, his team will be releasing physical copies the album.
XXXTENTACION’s team took to his Instagram story to reveal that they’ll be launching physical copies 17 for the first time ever. In addition, there will also be a limited edition anniversary merch that will drop on the same day. The merchandise and physical copies the album will be available for purchase on the one year anniversary the album. His team hasn’t revealed any details on the merch itself but fans could sign up to know when the launch drops at www.shopxxxtentacion.com.
XXXTENTACION’s 17 gained immediate praise upon its released from both critics and his fellow peers. Kendrick Lamar was among some the rappers that tweeted a link to the album. “listen to this album if you feel anything. raw thoughts.” He wrote on Twitter.
In related news, XXXTENTACION’s mother took to Instagram to reveal that the rapper’s girlfriend is pregnant with his son. Shortly after his death, his mother revealed that he was expecting a child with his then girlfriend, but it was only today when she announced the gender the baby.
Travis Scott blessed the globe with Astroworld this week, and fans La Flame have not stopped blasting the project. The long awaited album kept fans at the edge their seats, and upon its arrival, the hip-hop community went into a frenzy. According to projections by HDD, this may be Travis’ biggest album opening ever.
Hits Daily Double is projecting that Astroworld will sell between 300-400k units, which will unseat Drake’s Scorpion from the top spot. Knocking a Drake album out first place is no easy feat, but La Flame is one the few artists that has the power to do so. It is also projected that 45-65k those sales will be attributed to physical album sales. Once again, these are only projections, and the final numbers have yet to be confirmed.
Trav’s last album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, also debuted at number one, but didn’t sell nearly as many records. It debuted with 89k, but it was exclusively launched through Apple Music, which hindered streams and sales in other areas. Astroworld has been dominating the streaming charts, taking over 17 the Top 20 spots at Apple Music and 17 the Top 25 on Spotify U.S.
Drake’s wildly successful new album, Scorpion, has been available on streaming services since June 28, but that’s not when the physical copies were released. In fact, the CD form the album wasn’t released until two weeks later on July 13, a move that not only cost him at least $500,000 dollars, but has left music retailers and label execs analyzing this decision to not release CD’s right away.
According to Billboard, who spoke with attendees at the annual convention Alliance Entertainment, they said if Scorpion would’ve came out on CD’s the same time as it hit digital service providers, he would have sold 250,000 to 300,000 copies its debut week. But since the CD hit stores two weeks late, Drake is selling fewer copies, and he’d be lucky if he gets between 50,000 to 80,000 copies its first week in the U.S.
“What Drake is doing is walking up to a table and seeing two bags money, one with $100,000 on it and one with $500,000 on it and choosing to leave the larger bag money on the table,” says a music retailer, assuming $2 per CD in royalties.
Some label execs say the delay physical copies helps prevent pre-release leaks and some amount piracy. One major-label head said that Drake is likely more interested in the bragging rights being a top-streamed artist than in banking at least half a million more in physical revenue.
So who knows why Drake chose not to release the physical copies the same day as the streaming release, but it definitely ended up costing him another half million in his bank account. But then again he probably wouldn’t even notice that chump change.
Read the in-depth breakdown right here on Billboard.
As we all patiently wait for the new Kanye West & Kid Cudi album to make its way onto streaming services worldwide (it’s only on TIDAL for the time being), Kanye has decided to tease us further, making available some fresh merch to promote the new project. Much like last week’s Wyoming merchandise, Yeezy has unveiled new products on his website that are available to cop right now. Included in the selection are a sand-colored hoodie and long sleeve t-shirt with Kids See Ghosts branding on the sleeve and chest. On the back, a print the Takashi Murakami-designed album cover is prominent. The t-shirt and hoodie are priced at $65 and $85 respectively and a jacket is also available at $150.
On top the new clothing fered, Ye quietly included a few physical copies his ye album on the website. If you prefer the manual wear-and-tear hard-cover music, the album is now fered as a vinyl or in CD form. With Kanye focusing much his attention on his Yeezy brand, there is bound to be more merchandise popping up over the next few weeks. Head over to his website now to cop before it all sells out because, as with all Ye merch, it will be in high demand.