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Adele Explains Why She Kept ’25’ Off Streaming Services

Adele‘s album, 25is continuing to break sales records, but you may have noticed something’s different. The album is not available on any streaming services, so if you didn’t buy it from Apple Music or get a physical copy, you won’t be able to listen to on Spotify, Tidal and other popular apps.

In this day and age, because we consume music differently, for most artists not having their music available for streaming, would affect their sales and chart positions. Clearly, this isn’t the case for the “Hello” singer.

READ: ABC News Calls Adele is the New Whitney Houston!

In her cover story with Time, Adele reveals why she kept her album off streaming services. Basically, she’s a little old school when it comes to how music should be experienced.

“I believe music should be an event,” she said. ” “For me, all albums that come out, I’m excited about leading up to release day. I don’t use streaming. I buy my music. I download it, and I buy a physical [copy] just to make up for the fact that someone else somewhere isn’t. It’s a bit disposable, streaming.”

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Even with her opinions towards streaming, Adele can’t hide from the fact the music industry is headed towards streaming.

“I know that streaming music is the future, but it’s not the only way to consume music. I can’t pledge allegiance to something that I don’t know how I feel about yet.”

You most likely loved Adele’s “Hello” video like everyone else and may have wondered if she would be interested in acting. She’s not opposed to it, but would only consider acting if she got to work with the director of “Hello,” Xavier Dolan.

“I have no interest in acting for the foreseeable future, at all, especially while I’m doing my music, because I can’t give my all into two things, but I would consider it for him. I liked how he made me feel when I was doing it. So I’d do it for him.”

This might be sooner than later considering Adele’s name is one the IMDB page for Dolan’s forthcoming film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. 

If you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets to Adele’s North American tour next year, don’t expect her to just stand there the whole time.

“I’m not just going to stand there! I really would like to fly through the arena for the beginning, but no one’s having it.”

Adele’s one of the few singers who can get away with “just standing there” and the crowd still being entertained.

Photo Credit: Time

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