Who Is Really Paying For Adele?

John Seabrook reviews Adele’s decision to withhold her new album, “25”, from streaming services.

“Could it be possible that the record business, pursuing a strategy of inflating sales by keeping an album off Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer, is choosing short-term profits over long-term growth?”

When streaming is the future, what will happen if the record business, including artists like Taylor Swift and Adele, continues to withhold music from Spotify?

Will there be a compromise?

Read the full article here on The New Yorker.