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Kanye, Champion of Paid Streaming Music, Got Caught Trying to Torrent Software

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Kanye has tried repeatedly and often to make artist-friendly streaming service Tidal happen. The premise is that Tidal is a “fair” way to stream music, an artist-friendly experience that gives back money to the creators. Which is great, but it appears Kanye can’t be bothered to pay $200 for music software.

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A tweet earlier in the day from Kanye showed a photo of his music listening habits (Sufjan Stevens, in case you’re wondering). Unfortunately (for him), that same picture showed a few of his open tabs, including a Pirate Bay search for Serum. That’s a software synthesizer plugin which currently sells for $189.00.

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Fellow artist Deadmau5 called West out Twitter for his actions, before suggesting a “small Kickstarter” to help buy the software and allow Kanye’s creative juices free rein. (It’s already been done, by the way.)

[Twitter via CNET]

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maeron
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Those MacKeeper tabs are popups generated by The Pirate Bay. He’s not only using one of the most disreputable torrent sites, he’s didn’t even install a script blocker. Someone get that man away from the computer, he’s putting everyone around him in danger!