Frank Ocean released his former Apple Music exclusive album, Blonde, on August 20 shortly after the release of his visual album Endless. With the release of Endless, Ocean fulfilled his contract with Def Jam, leaving himself to release Blonde independently, and leaving him without a distribution partner. The only way to get ahold of the album on a physical format was via the release of his Boys Don't Cry zine, which was released in limited quantities for free via numerous pop-up shops around the world.
Now it looks like Frank is looking to speed-up the release of a physical version of Blonde, with Billboard reporting that he's searching for a label or distributor who can help him release the album on a wider scale. The album only recently appeared on Spotify but has yet to hit other marketplaces outside of iTunes, and it has been assumed that to get the album on the service Frank's team had to contact the streaming service themselves, which would explain why it took a while and why it's yet to hit Tidal and Amazon.
Insiders told Billboard that Frank is likely looking to work with a distribution partner that can help cover both digital services and music stores around the world, with BMG believed be the current frontrunner. It seems highly unlikely that Frank will land on another major considering sources commenting on how much he despises corporate input when it comes to his art.
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