Adele is following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift and refusing to release her much-anticipated new album, 25, on Internet streaming services.
The Grammy winner's first album in almost five years was released on Friday (20Nov15), but her record label representatives have told companies such as Spotify and Apple Music that the album will not be made available to their streaming services, according to The New York Times.
"We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify," a Spotify spokesman said in a statement. "We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon."
Adele's decision comes nearly a year after Swift cut ties with Spotify and called out bosses for failing to pay artists enough money. Similarly, in June (15), the pop star wrote an open letter to bosses of the newly-launched Apple Music, explaining that she is withholding her hit album 1989 from the service, describing the company's initial artist terms as "shocking" and "disappointing". Bosses originally had plans to keep royalties from any streams during the service's three-month free trial.
Apple bosses reversed their policy and agreed to pay artists during the trial period after reading Swift's letter, and she subsequently gave them permission to stream her album.