Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign’s ‘Vultures 1’ Pulled From Apple Music After Distributor Reveals It Was ‘Actively Working’ On Removing Album From Streaming Services

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Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign’s ‘Vultures 1’ Pulled From Apple Music After Distributor Reveals It Was ‘Actively Working’ On Removing Album From Streaming Services

The distributor responsible for the recent launch of the album ‘Vultures 1′, a comprehensive collaboration featuring Ye (previously known as Kanye West) and Ty Dolla Sign, has stated that it is “actively working” on the album’s removal from all streaming services.

According to an initial report in Billboard, the ‘Vultures 1’ album, which marks the beginning of a planned trilogy, made its debut by way of FUGA. FUGA offers a range of services encompassing music distribution, physical distribution, rights management, and additional features. The company describes itself as “the number one choice” in the distribution sector, emphasizing its “highly advanced distribution technology” on its official website.


Ye reportedly began a search for a distribution deal last year to launch a new album. When ‘Vultures 1’ was eventually released on Saturday (Feb 10), it was facilitated by FUGA, as indicated by details accessible in YouTube’s content management system.

However, according to a spokesperson from FUGA, the company was displeased with this. The spokesperson said,

“Late last year, FUGA was presented with the opportunity to release ‘Vultures 1’. Exercising our judgment in the ordinary course of business, we declined to do so. On Friday, February 9, 2024, a long-standing FUGA client delivered the album ‘Vultures 1’ through the platform’s automated processes, violating our service agreement. Therefore, FUGA is actively working with its DSP partners and the client to remove ‘Vultures 1’ from our systems.”

As indicated by FUGA, Ye utilized its automated process to upload the album to DSPs on Saturday, despite the company’s refusal to distribute the record.


Not long after the project’s release, Ye is facing challenges in keeping the album on streaming platforms. ‘Vultures 1’ was taken down from Apple Music and iTunes on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15), although some of its singles can still be found.

Yesterday (Feb. 14), fans observed the removal of one track, “Good (Don’t Die),” from Spotify, although it remains accessible on other streaming platforms such as Apple Music and YouTube.

This particular song, which features elements from Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” faced some pushback after the album’s launch, prompting Bruce Sudano, the late singer’s husband, to reveal that the estate refused its usage.


In a statement posted on social media, Donna Summer’s estate said,

“Kanye West…. asked permission to use Donna Summer’s song I Feel Love, he was denied… he changed the words, had someone re sing it or used AI but it’s I Feel Love… copyright infringement!!!”

YesJulz, who has recently been associated with Ye’s circle, seemingly confirmed FUGA’s involvement in the album’s removal through a concise yet suggestive tweet. YesJulz blunted stated,




At the time of this reporting, there have been no further comments from FUGA or Ye’s camp on this matter.

What are your thoughts on the removal of Ye and Ty Dolla Sign’s latest album from Apple Music’s platform? Let us know in the comments below!


Authored by: Candice O