Aaliyah’s Hits, Long Unavailable Online, Appear on Apple Music /Link
For years now, Aaliyah’s most popular songs have been unavailable to stream or purchase on iTunes. Now, the posthumous 2005 Ultimate compilation featuring 25 of the singer’s greatest hits has surfaced on Apple Music and iTunes, Fader points out. The collection features songs like “One in a Million” and “Are You That Somebody.” At the time of publication, the songs haven’t appeared on other services like Spotify or Tidal. Listen below.
A recent Complex article “The Inexplicable Online Absence of Aaliyah’s Best Music” outlined how the late singer’s uncle Barry Hankerson owns the majority of Aaliyah’s masters. The article noted that previously, the only Aaliyah record that was available to stream was her 1994 debut Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. Hankerson reportedly does not own that album’s masters.
That article reported that Aaliyah’s albums One in a Million and Aaliyah were illegally uploaded to iTunes in 2013 by a distribution company called Craze Digital. The company didn’t own the rights to her music and was subsequently sued. It’s worth noting that the Apple Music and iTunes page for Ultimate lists “Craze Productions” as the copyright holder.
Published on 12 Jan 2017 at 05:48AM