Jay-Z 4:44 Has Been Illegally Downloaded Over 972,000 Times within First 72 Hours of Being Live Only to Tidal and Sprint Customers

Within the first 72 hours of the release of 4:44 by Jay-Z, it has been downloaded illegally over 972,000 times (with 56% coming from the USA).

It seems like the illegally downloading has been amplified because you need to either be a Tidal subscriber or a specific Sprint customer. These numbers show that listeners aren’t inclined to subscriber to a streaming service just to listen to an album (no matter what artist). They simply look for other means and in this case its illegal downloading until it goes live on other services.

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