Adele Refuses 25 To Streaming Services

Posted: Nov 20 2015, 12:45am CST | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News


Adele Refuses 25 to Streaming Services
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Adele has decided to keep the album from the streaming services following its release.

Adele’s album ‘25’ is predicted to be the biggest music hit this year. Experts are saying that she is probable to sell more the 2.5 million albums in its first week. A feat accomplished by N’Sync back in 2000 when the CDs trend had taken on. 

But the CDs trend has seen a major decline in the past few years. Streaming music has become the ultimate source of music listening for the fans and consumers. Sites like Spotify have the largest number of listeners, both free and paid subscribers.

The sites are usually ad sponsored and the sites heavily rely that the listeners will subscribe for paid usage to avoid ads and get extra perks. Whilst it is a complete advantage for the streaming sites and the listeners, who could listen to music free; it is somewhat of a problem for the artists.

They face royalty payment issues and lack of control over their work. For some artists, challenging this new trend is not an option. For others, it is an option they can opt out of.

An artist like Adele whose album ‘25’ is going to release soon has simply refused the album to be put up on any streaming service. This would be Adele’s album after nearly five year and it is going to be the thing in demand this season. Retail stores are already evaluating it as the highest item sold from their shelves.

Adele’s decision has come just two days before the release of album and a total of three people knew about her decision. Her reasons are based on the same issues of free availability of her music.

Spotify is trying to lure Adele in by saying that her 2.5 million fans would love to hear her new album on the streaming site. Adele however, will not be making her album available to the streaming services until she desires. 

This has already been practiced by Taylor Swift and Beyonce for their albums ‘1989’ and ‘Beyonce’ in the last two years. With Adele’s decision, this would be the third consecutive year that the streaming services have been deprived of the year’s biggest music sensation.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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