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No new Coldplay album for streaming music services


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Want to hear the new Coldplay album ‘Mylo Xyloto’? You’ll have to buy it. CNET reports that the album will not be distributed through streaming music services including Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody and Mog, and suggests that label EMI is “a little embarrassed” by the decision – although its official quote states merely that “We always work with our artists and management on a case by case basis to deliver the best outcome for each release”. Mylo Xyloto got some heavy-duty promotion from Apple’s iTunes Store last week with streams of songs and a big presence on the store’s homepage. CNET suggests that some of the streaming services have been told Coldplay is holding back because the band want the album to be ‘heard as one cohesive work’, although that seems unlikely given its availability to buy as individual tracks on iTunes. “We of course respect the decision of any artist who chooses not to have their music on Spotify for whatever reason. We do however hope that they will change their minds,” a Spotify spokesperson tells CNET. With this and Adele’s 21, though, two of 2011’s biggest albums aren’t available on streaming services.

 

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