Apple rejects offer to sell Adele's latest CD in retail stores

Apple rejects offer to sell Adele’s latest CD in retail stores

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Adele's management are looking for $30 million from Apple.
Photo: XL Recordings

It’s been years since Apple got rid of CD drives in Macs, but apparently Adele didn’t get the memo. That’s all we can conclude from a new report, claiming that the team behind the gazillion album-selling songstress tried — and failed — to persuade Apple to sell physical CD copies of her upcoming album, 25, in Apple Stores.

Because, you know, it’s not like the company has a new streaming music service it’s focused on selling people on or anything!

Understandably, Apple is said to have declined the offer. But things may not stop there. William Morris Endeavor, the agency which represents Adele, is trying to get Apple to drop a massive $30 million on sponsoring Adele’s tour, although it’s not clear whether part of that deal would hinge on Apple Stores stocking her physical album.

If Apple agreed to the deal, it would be roughly 10 times the usual sponsorship a company would offer for a music tour.

If I was Apple, I’d take her up on it — but only on condition that she changed her name to iDele for the duration of the shows. And maybe read her lyrics off an Apple Watch.

Source: New York Post

Via: Daily Mail