Adele’s much-anticipated album 25 will not be available for streaming.
Three music streaming giants have confirmed that the singer’s second album will not be available in their services.
Apple confirmed that the album will not be available for streaming on Apple Music.
Spotify released this statement: “We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy ’25’ on Spotify alongside ’19’ and ’21’ very soon,” the company said in a statement.
This desicion is similar to what Taylor Swift did last year–pulling out music from streaming devices over complaints about royalties that streaming services give to the artists.
25 is Adele’s first album release since 21, which sold 30 million copies in 2011.
“She’s benefiting from paid subscriptions, but she’s using this as an opportunity to try and sell more CD’s or downloads,” said Deezer’s chief executive Tyler Goldman said. “If all artists did this, we wouldn’t have the growth in subscriptions we have.”
Neither Adele nor a representative from her record label declined to comment. Reports say, however, that Adele was involved in making this decison.
According to reports, the album is expected to sell a million copies on it debut week. Forecasters in the industry predicts that she could sell as many as 2.5 million copies in the first week of the release.
25 will be released on Friday at midnight on Amazon, iTunes, and in shops. 3.6 million physical copies were reportedly sent to American record stores alone.