Adele is playing by her own rules.
The singer’s long-awaited 25 album, out Friday, won’t be available on services like Spotify and Apple Music, reports the New York Times.
Sources with knowledge of the release confirmed that Adele was involved in choosing not to stream the LP. Reps for the "Hello" singer haven’t substantiated the report, and it's unclear the album will be added to the services at a later date.
The decision comes during an ongoing battle between artists and digital platforms. Last year, Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify criticizing streaming companies for poor royalties, and "shrinking the number of paid album sales.”
Adele’s 25 is her first studio release in four years. The album is expected to sell around 2.5 million copies, opening week.
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