Spotify’s freemium service is about cause the company to lose out on another superstar album, according to a new rumor claiming Adele may remove her upcoming album, 25, from the Apple Music rival.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift also famously shunned the music service when they released their most recent albums. The Verge reports that Adele’s team is eyeing a similar move after pushing Spotify to limit access to only paid subscribers but meeting resistance from the streaming giant.
Spotify’s loss could be Apple’s gain. Apple Music will carry 25 “within a few weeks of its release, if not on launch day,” Micah Singelton at the Verge. “Multiple sources also indicate that Apple Music tried to sign Adele for an exclusive release of 25 this past summer, but was rebuffed by the singer and her team.”
Spotify denies that Adele has rejected them though. In a statement released to The Verge, a senior executive at Spotify said, “It is categorically untrue that anyone has asked us to feature Adele’s new album on premium only.”
The report also claims British rock band Coldplay has not committed to putting its next album, A Head Full of Dreams, on Spotify yet either. Coldplay’s album is scheduled for it’s release on December 4th, while we’ll learn the fate of Adele’s album — projected to be the biggest seller of the year — when it touches down on Novemver 20th.