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Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

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Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West flabbergasted his fans as he revealed  his new Donda 2 album will only be available exclusively on his own device Stem Player which costs $200. 

But the controversial move has already proved to be a fruitful one monetarily just hours after the artist’s latest attempt at thwarting the music industry.

The 44-year-old All Of The Lights hitmaker took to Instagram to show off a full earnings report of his music playing device as it revealed that it has already made $1.358million in just the 12 hours after his announcement. 

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Goats: Kanye West (pictured with fashion designer Rick Owens, left, and rapper Pusha T, right) flabbergasted his fans as he revealed his new Donda 2 album will only be available exclusively on his own device Stem Player which costs $200

Goats: Kanye West (pictured with fashion designer Rick Owens, left, and rapper Pusha T, right) flabbergasted his fans as he revealed his new Donda 2 album will only be available exclusively on his own device Stem Player which costs $200

Goats: Kanye West (pictured with fashion designer Rick Owens, left, and rapper Pusha T, right) flabbergasted his fans as he revealed his new Donda 2 album will only be available exclusively on his own device Stem Player which costs $200

Pivot: Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or other streaming services, fans will be required to shell out $200 to listen to the album on the music gadget

Pivot: Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or other streaming services, fans will be required to shell out $200 to listen to the album on the music gadget

Pivot: Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or other streaming services, fans will be required to shell out $200 to listen to the album on the music gadget

Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or other streaming services, fans will be required to shell out $200 to listen to the album on the music gadget. 

The screenshot of the report showed that their were 6,217 Stem Player units sold since his announcement and that it has earned $8.63million in sales since launch on August 25, 2021.

Ye made the post on social media with a lengthy caption about putting the earning power into the hands of the artists instead of the major corporations in the music industry as he wrote: ‘STEM PLAYER FULL TRANSPARENCY We sold 6,217 units sense 2200-HOURS 2 17 22 which grossed $1,358,597.69 Thats faster than I’ve ever sold any T shirt. 

‘God has a plan. New frontier. Everyone that is supporting our revolution is changing the game for all artist. We no longer have to bow to people who don’t even truly care about music.’

'Everyone that is supporting our revolution is changing the game for all artist': The 44-year-old All Of The Lights hitmaker took to Instagram to show off a full earnings report of his music playing device as it revealed that it has already made $1.358million in just the 12 hours after his announcement

'Everyone that is supporting our revolution is changing the game for all artist': The 44-year-old All Of The Lights hitmaker took to Instagram to show off a full earnings report of his music playing device as it revealed that it has already made $1.358million in just the 12 hours after his announcement

‘Everyone that is supporting our revolution is changing the game for all artist’: The 44-year-old All Of The Lights hitmaker took to Instagram to show off a full earnings report of his music playing device as it revealed that it has already made $1.358million in just the 12 hours after his announcement

The artist went on to say that the shift has made him feel a way he hasn’t felt since performing at legendary New York live music venue S.O.B.’s AKA Sounds Of Brazil in SoHo in 2004.

He said: ‘I feel like I’m back at SOB’s performing Jesus Walks. I walked away from Apple right after having the most number 1’s in Apple history. Song Writers have been really hurt by streaming platforms. 

‘Some say I’m the only one who can make this change. So as the leading innovator in music of the past 20 years. I’m putting my own work on the line to change it. I’ve already won by not being afraid to move. 

‘Now we’re winning because there are true supporters that have invested their hard earned money in my vision of freedom. I love and appreciate everyone who believes my promise of creating a brighter future.’

'Duh': Ye later alluded that the decision for Donda 2 to be Stem Player exclusive had cost him a sponsorship deal with Apple but didn't seem too broken up about it

'Duh': Ye later alluded that the decision for Donda 2 to be Stem Player exclusive had cost him a sponsorship deal with Apple but didn't seem too broken up about it

‘Duh’: Ye later alluded that the decision for Donda 2 to be Stem Player exclusive had cost him a sponsorship deal with Apple but didn’t seem too broken up about it

 Ye later alluded that the decision for Donda 2 to be Stem Player exclusive had cost him a sponsorship deal with Apple but didn’t seem too broken up about it.

He shared a screenshot of a text message which read: ‘From Damian Please inform Ye that the apple is no longer doing the sponsorship deal.’ 

The artist poked fun at the message by captioning it ‘Duh [eyeroll, smiling face with open mouth and cold sweating emoji]’ 

His pioneering move to the Stem Player has been met with much skepticism by his rabid fan base. 

Fans took to Twitter in their droves expressing their disappointment the rapper, 44, who boasts an estimated £1.8billion net worth, is charging an extortionate amount which many won’t be able to afford.  

Salvo: His pioneering move to the Stem Player has been met with much skepticism by his rabid fan base (pictured in January)

Salvo: His pioneering move to the Stem Player has been met with much skepticism by his rabid fan base (pictured in January)

Salvo: His pioneering move to the Stem Player has been met with much skepticism by his rabid fan base (pictured in January) 

One wrote: ‘I love Kanye West, but I’m sorry capitalism that I can’t afford to make rich people richer. I ain’t gonna buy the new Stem player just for DONDA 2, even if he emailed it to me personally. If he wants to put it out on, perfect, if not, then hope his album makes numbers.’ (sic). 

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Another fan added: ‘very, very, very sad that Donda 2 has to be purchased with that speaker, $200’. 

A third chimed: ‘Hi I’m Kanye West! I currently have 1.8 Billion dollars to my name. I am releasing Donda 2 on 2/22/22! The only way to listen to Donda 2 however, is to pay a little fee of $200! (plus shipping, of course)’. 

Exclusive: Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or othermusic gadget

Exclusive: Instead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or othermusic gadget

ExclusiveInstead of being able to listen to the album on Apple Music, Spotify or other streaming services, fans will be required to shell out $200 to listen to the album on the gadget

Replaced: That post was ultimately deleted, though, replaced with another with different wording and a video of the Stem player at work

Replaced: That post was ultimately deleted, though, replaced with another with different wording and a video of the Stem player at work

Replaced: That post was ultimately deleted, though, replaced with another with different wording and a video of the Stem player at work

Original message: West originally took to Instagram on Thursday night to make his announcement, though his original post is slightly different than what remains on his IG

Original message: West originally took to Instagram on Thursday night to make his announcement, though his original post is slightly different than what remains on his IG

Original message: West originally took to Instagram on Thursday night to make his announcement, though his original post is slightly different than what remains on his IG

While a fourth fan typed: ‘I can’t afford to listen to Donda 2. Stem Player will take 3 months to deliver. This is a whack a*s idea. Your music will get profusely pirated’. 

‘bruh 200 dollars to hear Donda 2? What happened to being man of the people? Stem player really?’ (sic), added another. 

While a different fan said: ‘Kanye West really expects everyone to pay $200(!!) for his player to listen to the donda 2 album BYE.’  

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Annoyed: Fans took to Twitter in their droves expressing their disappointment the rapper, 44, who boasts an estimated £1.8billion net worth, is charging an extortionate amount

Annoyed: Fans took to Twitter in their droves expressing their disappointment the rapper, 44, who boasts an estimated £1.8billion net worth, is charging an extortionate amount

Annoyed: Fans took to Twitter in their droves expressing their disappointment the rapper, 44, who boasts an estimated £1.8billion net worth, is charging an extortionate amount

Others, however, liked he was waging war on streaming services. One fan said: ‘Tbh I’m sure someone will rip it after a day or two anyway and make it available online…. But it’s definitely a cool idea to do it on there only Kinda makes me wonder how many tracks are on Donda 2 because there is a storage limit on the stem player.’

Another typed: ‘I think @kanyewest should release Donda 2 as an NFT but I understand why he is deciding to release this project on his own platform. 

‘I never understand why creators sell there art and culture to corporations to then only get paid a percentage of what your supposed to get.’ 

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

Kanye West makes $1.35million in 12 HOURS after announcing Donda 2 will only be on $200 Stem player

West originally took to Instagram on Thursday night to make his announcement, though his original post is slightly different than what remains on his IG.

‘Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player. Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube,’ he began.

‘Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own. Go to StemPlayer.com now to order,’ he concluded.  

That post was ultimately deleted, though, replaced with another with different wording and a video of the Stem player at work.

‘Donda 2 will only be streaming on my own platform, the stem player. You can download new music from StemPlayer.com,’ he began. 

‘You can play 4 different elements of the track: vocals, drums, bass and music. It also has a MP3 player available,’ he added.  

Stem players: He continued that they have made 67,000 Stem players that are available for purchase, and they are making 3,000 more per day

Stem players: He continued that they have made 67,000 Stem players that are available for purchase, and they are making 3,000 more per day

Stem players: He continued that they have made 67,000 Stem players that are available for purchase, and they are making 3,000 more per day

Concert: West also announced a new concert at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida on February 22 (a.k.a. 2/2/22)

Concert: West also announced a new concert at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida on February 22 (a.k.a. 2/2/22)

Concert: West also announced a new concert at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida on February 22 (a.k.a. 2/2/22)

He continued they have made 67,000 Stem players that are available for purchase, and they are making 3,000 more per day. 

The Stem Player will cost $200, which also allows users to ‘customize any song’ with any number of effects loaded onto the small handheld device.

Users will be able to control the vocals, drums, bass and samples and can isolate parts of the song and add new effects.

The player also has tactile effects that allows you to control certain elements of the song by using one of four ‘touch sensitive light sliders.’

The player also comes with 8GB of storage and USB-C power and data, with the site also featuring a link to a Discord community page. 

West also announced a new concert at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida on February 22 (a.k.a. 2/2/22).  

Tickets are currently available at TicketMaster for the February 22 concert in Miami, with tickets currently ranging between $95 and $300, with VIP packages ranging between $850 and $1,100.

Tickets: Tickets are currently available at TicketMaster for the February 22 concert in Miami, with tickets currently ranging between $95 and $300 (pictured last month)

Tickets: Tickets are currently available at TicketMaster for the February 22 concert in Miami, with tickets currently ranging between $95 and $300 (pictured last month)

Tickets: Tickets are currently available at TicketMaster for the February 22 concert in Miami, with tickets currently ranging between $95 and $300 (pictured last month)

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