Kanye West to start his own streaming service?

Four months after West cut ties with Jay-Z and the streaming service Tidal, Complex reports that West might be launching his own service called Yeezy Sound.

The trademark application states the name would be used for the purpose of "streaming of music, audio, images, video and other multimedia content over the internet, mobile devices, wireless networks, and other computer networks and electronic communications networks."

West left Tidal in July, accusing the streaming service of breach of contract.

Whether or not Yeezy Sound becomes a success remains to be seen - there's no shortage of competition with likes of Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music all in the streaming game. And we all know what happened to Neil Young's Xstream...

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.