Aaliyah’s estate is in the process of bringing her music to streaming services. Part of his disarray around her business affairs is that each song album was distributed through a different label. Currently, only a handful of her singles are legally available on streaming services. Aaliyah’s estate is “arguably the most popular catalog” not to be on streaming. Her estate took to social media to tell fans, “We hear you, and we see you. While we share your sentiments and desire to have Aaliyah’s music released, we must acknowledge that these matters are not within our control and, unfortunately, take time. Our inability to share Aaliyah’s music and artistry with the world has been as difficult for us as it has been for all of you. Our priority has always been and will continue to be Aaliyah’s music.”
“In the meantime, however, we are working diligently to protect what is in our control — Aaliyah’s brand, legacy, and intellectual property,” the statement continued. “In doing so, we will continue to release unique and exciting projects to keep Aaliyah’s legacy and light shining,” it concludes. “Undoubtedly, we understand how frustration can lead to angry and disappointment. However, we ask all of you for your continued support and love as we aim to achieve these goals for all of you and our babygirl. We appreciate you.”
– Excerpt from an article for Variety by Jem Aswad. Read the full article here. ____________________________________________________________________
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