Kanye West’s album ‘Vultures 1’ pulled from Apple music over copyright concerns

Kanye West’s highly anticipated album, Vultures 1, faced a sudden removal from Apple Music and iTunes just five days after its debut on the platform.

The move came amidst copyright infringement issues plaguing the album, which Kanye’s daughter North had previously showcased in a now-deleted TikTok post.

The album’s removal from Apple Music occurred on Thursday afternoon, with the song Carnival having previously held the No. 1 slot on the Top 100: Global chart.

Reports surfaced suggesting that the distributor of album is actively working to eradicate it from all streaming services, following allegations that he uploaded it without proper permission.

According to Billboard, the album encountered streaming issues earlier in the week when Spotify removed the track Good (Don’t Die) due to claims of copyright infringement made by Donna Summer’s estate. 

FUGA, the distributor, released a statement addressing the matter, stating, “On Friday, February 9, 2024, a long-standing FUGA client delivered the album Vultures 1 through the platform’s automated processes, violating our service agreement.”

As a result, FUGA is collaborating with its Digital Service Provider (DSP) partners and the client to ensure the removal of album from their systems.

While the album remains accessible on Spotify for now, the track Good (Don’t Die) is currently unplayable on the platform. 

The Rolling Loud music festival made headlines by announcing Kanye and his collaborator Ty Dolla Sign as the headliners for their upcoming concert on March 14 in Inglewood, CA. 

However, this exciting news was swiftly overshadowed by accusations from Donna Summer’s estate, alleging Kanye’s unauthorized use of a sample from her song I Feel Love.

The late singer’s official Instagram page shared a post claiming that he had previously requested permission to use I Feel Love, only to be denied. 

Despite the rejection, he purportedly incorporated a version of the iconic song into his track, prompting allegations of copyright infringement.

The drama didn’t stop there. Sharon Osbourne entered the fray, calling out West for using an unauthorized sample of a Black Sabbath song. 

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