Adele reportedly will keep her new '25' album off streaming music services

One of the most anticipated music albums of 2015, "25", from pop singer Adele, will reportedly not be made available on streaming music services on Friday, November 20. A new report claims that Adele herself made the decision to bar "25" from those services, including Spotify and Apple Music.

The New York Times reports:

With less than 24 hours before the album's release on Friday, the major digital services have been told that "25" will not be made available for streaming, according to three people with direct knowledge of the plans for the release. The album is being released by Columbia Records in the United States, and by an independent, XL Recordings, in Europe and most of the rest of the world.

It's likely that the decision was due to the lower amount of money that artists like Adele normally get from their work on streaming services. "25" will still be available via online music stores, including Google Play and iTunes.

Source: The New York Times

John Callaham

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