Adele’s new album will not be available on streaming services, according to Spotify.
25, the much anticipated follow up LP to the wildly popular 21, is expected to smash album sales records across the world, however streamers will be snubbed when it is released this weekend.
“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,” Spotify told Gizmodo in a statement.
Gizmodo also quoted sources close to the matter, who said the record will not be made available on other streaming services like Apple Music and Deezer, either.
Adele does have a history of not making music available to streaming services; the same happened with 19 and 21.
Eventually, after a long period of time, the album’s showed up on streaming services.
Despite the announcement by Spotify, 25‘s lead single ‘Hello’, is available on the service.
A report from The New York Times also suggested that Adele was personally involved in the decision.
This has not been confirmed by anyone representing Adele, or the singer herself.
In 2014, Taylor Swift caused a similar row when she did not allow her album 1989 to be streamed by Spotify.
1989 still hasn’t turned up on the streaming service, however it is available on newer streaming service Apple Music.
Swift argued that Spotify ripped off smaller artist with the rates it payed in royalties.