After high profile snubs from Taylor Swift and Adele, Coldplay looks like it’ll be the next super act to give Spotify a wide berth.
The WSJ says, due to the band’s objection to Spotify’s free tier, the full length A Head Full Of Dreams LP “will not be immediately available on Spotify."
Chris Martin and co. are expected to make the album available on paid-only platforms like Apple Music and Tidal.
Of course, the suggestion that it won’t be immediately up for grabs on Spotify leaves the door open for the it to appear in the future, but Spotify members are set to miss out on those early plays.
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The band’s reported decision is part of an emerging trend where artists are picking and choosing between various streaming services and whether to embrace them at all.
Taylor Swift is only making 1989 available to paid subscription services.
Adele, on the other hand, allowed the single Hello to be played on Spotify, but isn’t sanctioning the 25 album to be played on any streaming platforms right now.