ATL Jacob was one of the geniuses who donated their expertise for the production of Ye‘s Donda 2 in the spring of this year, however ATL Jacob has yet to experience any results of his efforts.
In a recent interview on Vlad TV, the producer behind the Donda 2 cuts “Pablo,” “Louie Bags” and “Keep It Burning” opened out about the lack in payment which he and his fellow creatives face because of the unique release on the project. Because the album was released only on the Ye’s Stem Player device and not streaming platforms, they have not a clear way to get royalty payments.
“Everybody was confused and asked”How can we be paid? ‘” Jacob said in the interview. “I’m still confused. If he’s was banned Stem Player, how do we get paid? Stem Player now, how we can get paid?”
Although Donda 2 is still available accessible on Stem Player for now despite numerous companies cutting relations with Ye due to his anti-Semitic remarks It’s still a new territory with respect to royalties and no payments have been announced. While he’s yet be able to speak with Ye regarding the matter, Jacob doesn’t seem too unhappy.
“I ain’t tripping though ’cause I learned a lot working on them, just creative wise,” said the musician. “I gained a lot of knowledge. In business too I’ve learned many things. … So long as the music isn’t released to the public and I not getting paid, it’s fine. It’s all you have to do is learn.”
He did not snort at the question of whether he was unhappy that the project was not released to the public However.
In a discussion on Discord earlier this week Stem Player owner Alex Klein stated that he would not cut relations with Ye anytime soon, regardless of the ongoing controversy.
“I don’t believe in that,” Klein declared in accordance with Showbiz411.”There’s no thing on the albumwhich is antisemitic.”
On Donda 2.‘s launch earlier this year Charlamagne The God declared his displeasurethat Ye had only put his music onto the player.
“It’s smart if you selling tech, it’s not smart if you selling music,” he stated. “If it’s me, an artist, I do not know why I should be celebrating this It’s not like they bought music for $200. They purchased $200 for a Stem Player. What is this doing to the industry of music? You have to be a certain level of artist to convince someone to purchase something for $200.”
The film is said to have brought in more than $2 million in its first day.
“To earn the $2.2 million we made on the first day on the stem player the album would have had to stream 500 million times,” Ye wrote in a post that was later deleted Instagram post. “We did more revenue on stem player, without the album even being out, than we would have done with the album being out on streaming.”