If you go on to Spotify today hoping to listen to Adele's new album, you're going to be disappointed.
Adele has decided against putting her music on streaming services, at least for now. If you search for the album on Spotify, you will just see this message: "The artist or their representatives have decided not to release this album on Spotify just yet. We're working on it, and we hope that we can change their minds soon."
Spotify has issued 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.
You are also unable to stream it on Apple Music, the exception being her new single, "Hello".
The royalities paid by streaming music services to musicians have been a controversial subject in the industry for a while now. Taylor Swift used her star power with a "To Apple" message to change the policy of Apple Music.
Representatives for Adele as well as Apple Music and Deezer were contacted for comment, but have not responded. Google Play declined to comment.
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