Kanye West Details His Plan To “Free All Artists By Any Means Necessary”
Promising to “free all artists by any means necessary,” Ye emphasized that change would require a wide scope that encompasses musicians as a whole across genres and varying levels of fame.
“I will work to rip apart the structure we are attached to that pays people for music. We cannot have designed streaming, but not designed a new method for payment and ownership around it where we all benefit,” he told Billboard. “The balance of power is too off, the gap between major label profit and artist profit too wide; and I will work to re-think the design of the entire way we move in this space.”
Kanye seems to have already started leading by example. Earlier today, he announced on Twitter that he would be returning his 50% stake in the masters of his GOOD Music artists to the artists themselves.