Universal Music’s Def Jam has just sent this announcement. Their relationship with Kanye West is over.
It doesn’t matter much. West’s record sales and streaming numbers have completely bottomed out in the last week. All of last week he averaged 10,0000 “copies” a day of albums. This week, the numbers are around 100.
Here’s the statement:
“Def Jam’s relationship with Ye as a recording artists, its partnership with the GOOD Music label venture and Ye’s merchandise agreement with Bravado all ended in 2021.
“There is no place for antisemitism in our society. We are deeply committed to combating antisemitism and every other form of prejudice.”