Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Amplifies Discord in the Music Business 

The shoo-in for No. 1 on Billboard’s next album chart is Frank Ocean’s “Blonde,” which has charmed critics and enthralled fans who had waited four years since his last record.

But the release of the album last weekend, through an exclusive deal with Apple, has also roiled the industry, bringing to the surface long-simmering tensions that record companies have with streaming music services, and sometimes even with their own artists.

Source: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Amplifies Discord in the Music Business – The New York Times

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