“25” will not be available on Apple Music, Spotify or other major streaming services"
|Recording Artist - Adele|
Stores like apple keep as much as 30% of the purchase of each download. That may not seem like a lot but you also must look at the numbers. If an artist like Adele releases an album that sells for $13.99 and she sells 20 million copies on Apple, Apple would make $83,940,000 dollars for hosting her music. That is something more and more artist in recent years have begun to put an end to. Adele joins forces with Country pop artist Taylor Swift and many others whom are beginning to take control back of the music industry.
In 2008 Apple reported bringing in $1.78 Billion dollars from music. If you think about that clearly all they re doing is hosting a bunch of peoples music. They are literally selling other peoples art and making a killing doing so. Adele releases her new album, " 25" was released 2 days ago. With over 2.42 million sold so far, Adele is on top of the world. Making the decision to not host on certain sites has not effected her at all.