The new Adele album “25” will not be available for streaming to subscribers of Apple’s streaming Music service, reports the New York Times. The singer has decided to distribute the album only on physical media and through online stores.
Last week there were rumors that Apple is negotiating with William Morris Endeavor for exclusive access to the album “25”. The company was interested in the fact that the album was released in the Apple Music earlier than other streaming services. Then it was reported that Adele is considering a proposal for priority placement in the Apple Music due to the fact that Spotify has refused to limit access to the album only to paid subscribers. This would drastically reduce the coverage of the disk that will be able to listen to only 20 million of the 75 million users of the service.
In the end, Adele and refused the offer Spotify, and Apple’s Music. Probably the reason the magazine says low royalties streaming services. Label Columbia Records is going to sell in the US at least 3.6 million new Adele disc. The appearance of the album in Apple Music will not achieve such sales.
If the information is confirmed, this will be the most massive sale album on physical media in the last decade. The record belongs to the group NSYNC, whose album No Strings Attached in 2000, has sold over 4.2 million records.
Own newspaper’s sources claim that Sony Music is planning to sell 1.5 million CDs with the new album, Adele, iTunes digital sales planned in the region of 900 000 copies, pre-orders for Apple has reached 450,000, and the pre-orders in the online store Amazon — 100 000 copies on CD and MP3.
Meanwhile, the first single from the album “25” under the name “Hello” for three weeks in a row not losing the top spot in the world rankings. The track still retains primacy in the charts of the United Kingdom and the United States.
At the moment, “Hello” leads to more than 70 countries in iTunes Store and its music video continues to gain momentum on YouTube. Recently, the video reached 400 million views. The official premiere of the single and video to it took place three weeks ago, on October 23.
Note that the latest Adele album “21” was released in 2011. So the long break in the works, the singer explained the birth of the child. The album “25” will debut on November 20.